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1 December 2011 No Comment

Details of the government’s Green Deal have emerged, containing plans to help homeowners with the cost of insulating their home, dailymail.co.uk reports.


With plans afoot to make homes more energy efficient, Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has outlined his Green Deal, including a scheme where homeowners can claim up to £150 to help with the cost of insulating their homes by using such features as interior cladding.

The cost of this could then be reclaimed in instalments out of the money saved on energy bills.

Making homes more efficient

Under the new plans, Huhne has claimed he wants to reduce the average household energy bill by seven per cent, a monetary saving of around £94 each year.

It is thought that around 14 million homes around the UK could benefit from the scheme, enabling them to put measures ion place without having to foot the bill themselves. If successful, the scheme could lessen the UK’s fuel poverty or even eradicate it completely.

The green deal

Speaking to greenbuildingpress.co.uk of his plans, Huhne explained:

“The green deal is a massive business opportunity for firms up and down Britain, helping to power the economy and create jobs.”

“From one man banks and local authorities, to the bug supermarkets and DIY stores, we want as many providers getting involved as possible because that’s what will give consumers the best deal.”

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