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#1 Alphonsox

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 08:18 AM

The Independent reports this morning that the Green Deal scheme is for the chop.

http://www.independe...e-10302126.html

I must admit to thinking that this represents good news, it always seemed to be a strange way of encouraging energy efficiency. Now if they can only do something to correct the market distortions created by RHI/MCS I would be a happier taxpayer.

#2 ProDave

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 08:27 AM

Does that mean the FIT scheme for solar PV is also threatened?

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 08:42 AM

Not directly - the Green deal is a separate pot of cash - but I would expect the FIT rate for new installs to reduce at an accelerated rate. You can already see this happening in Northern Ireland where the FIT equivalent will halve in the next 18 months.

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 02:19 PM

The green deal was always dead, the interest rate was far too high and attachment of debt was unworkable.

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 07:26 AM

NAO report into the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation

http://www.designing...pany_Obligation

The NAO report is a damning one, concluding that the Green Deal did not achieve value for money, that it cost taxpayers £240 million,and that it had not generated any additional energy savings. This, it suggested was because the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)'s design and implementation of the scheme failed to persuade householders that energy efficiency measures were worth paying for. Only 1% of the measures installed through the schemes were funded with a Green Deal loan.

It also found that whilst energy suppliers had met their ECO obligations for saving carbon dioxide and reducing bills, the design of the scheme to support the Green Deal had added to the costs of meeting those obligations, which had reduced the value for money of the ECO. However, they were unable to determine by how much.

Although the target of improving 1 million homes with the schemes had been achieved, NAO suggested that this was not a direct indicator of progress against the objective of reducing carbon dioxide emissions because of the different amounts of CO2 saved by different types of energy-efficiency measures.
In addition, because the schemes had initially focussed on harder-to-treat homes, they had saved substantially less CO2 than previous supplier obligations. The projected 24 megatonnes of CO2 savings are only around 30% of what the previous schemes achieved.

#6 Nickfromwales

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 07:38 AM

I know a lot of landlords who have abused this system which is disgusting.
Get the tennant to apply, get a boiler, then move the tenant and do it again, as its against the property not the person in it. :angry:
One L/L I work ( ed ) for has had at least 5 boilers done for free this way and is a millionaire on paper.
Wtf.
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Edited by Nickfromwales, 15 April 2016 - 07:39 AM.


#7 SteamyTea

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 07:39 AM

Was a case of 'we told you so'.

Amber Rubb has promised a replacement, we shall see.

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 08:20 AM

Replacement for the Green Deal, or for her?

#9 SteamyTea

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 08:27 AM

We can get rid of her by voting to leave the EU, not that I think we should. I suspect her Brother's connections with Hinkley will do it for her.

Edited by SteamyTea, 15 April 2016 - 08:41 AM.