Green Deal Guide is devoted to making sense of the UK government's 'Green Deal' policy which is designed to help homes and businesses become more energy efficient.
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History of the Green Deal
“The Green Deal will be a revolution. The first scheme of its kind in the developed world. The most ambitious energy-saving plan ever put forward. A once-and-for-all refit that will make every home in Britain ready for a low-carbon future.” Greg Barker, Energy Secretary
Following the formation of the Coalition Government in May 2010, there has been a definite push towards implementing the Green Deal.
Below is a timeline of the key events leading up to the introduction of the Green Deal and the planned development of the scheme in the near future.
The Coalition Government announces its plans to implement a nationwide scheme to increase energy efficiency and meet the UK’s carbon emissions budget stipulated by the 2008 Climate Act. It is revealed that a “Green Deal” will provide premises across the public, commercial and residential sector with energy efficiency installations which will be paid for by the savings made in utility bills. Shortly afterwards, the Green Deal is introduced by the Queen at the State Opening of Parliament as a ‘pay as you save’ approach to energy efficiency.
Energy Secretary Chris Huhne predicts that nationwide participation in the Green Deal will provide a huge boost to the British economy, providing hundreds of thousands of jobs across a rapidly expanding energy sector.
Further details on the Green Deal are announced by Chris Huhne as the government reveals its intentions to reduce the UK’s annual carbon emissions with the introduction of a comprehensive Energy Bill. Landlords will be legally required to provide better insulated, more energy efficient housing stock for their tenants in line with government guidelines. Tenants will have the power to request better insulated properties and will receive the support of local authorities in doing so.
The Green Deal is introduced to parliament as further details of the Energy Bill are revealed to the House of Commons.
The House of Lords Committee approves the government’s Green Deal proposals.
Changes and developments to the Energy Bill are reviewed by the House of Lords, with the Green Deal at the forefront of discussions. Energy Secretary Chris Huhne announces that the Green Deal will provide incentives for traditional building insulation and suggests that the scheme could be expanded to include renewable energy technology such as solar panels and biogas boilers.