Green Deal Collapse Risk For Scheme & Companies
The much anticipated Government backed Green Deal Scheme has been dealt a major blow which sees the scheme delayed until 2013 at least.
This is a major setback to many BISF home owners who had hoped to take part in the scheme due to be launched in the October of this year.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced recently that the delay was caused by energy companies who had not been able to implement a suitable payment mechanism for the scheme in time for the planned launch.
Thousands of BISF home owners now face the prospect of another cold and expensive winter.
Many home owners had hoped to take part in the scheme which would have provided warmer homes thanks to the application of an external insulation system that would be paid back over time by the savings made on energy bills. Until now BISF owners have been unable to take part in various government funded initiatives such as the Warm Front Scheme which offered free or subsidised cavity wall insulation because BISF houses do not have traditional cavity walls.Please generate and paste your ad code here. If left empty, the ad location will be highlighted on your blog pages with a reminder to enter your code.
The Green Deal Scheme is the first Government backed scheme specifically designed to thermally improve properties that have single and non cavity walls such as those found in a BISF house. As rising fuel costs force more families into fuel poverty, such a scheme is long overdue and desperately needed.
The delay couldn’t come at a worse time for thousands of struggling UK companies who have already invested in training and recruitment to deal with the anticipated demand. This latest delay could be catastrophic for many smaller firms who desperately need this new business to stay afloat.
Shadow Cabinet Minister Luciana Berger has criticised the decision to delay the scheme saying:
Ministers justified the scrapping of successful measures introduced by Labour like the Warm Front, CERT & CESP schemes, by promising that the Green Deal would be up and running to fill the gap in October. Any delay risks leaving millions of people struggling to keep warm next winter.
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