More cash will be available to incentivise the Green Deal than was first proposed.
The Green Deal cashback programme has been launched, with funding of £125m pot. The Green Deal, the Government’s flagship energy-efficiency programme, comes into force on January 28th.
It had been thought that there would be a cap of £1,000 on payments made to “early-adopters” of the scheme.
The Green Deal aims to enable homes and businesses to undertake energy efficiency improvements with the costs repaid through energy bill savings.
To qualify for any cashback, householders and landlords must have a Green Deal assessment, agree quotes from a Green Deal Provider, apply for vouchers and complete works within the specified period.
Climate change minister Greg Barker said there had been a “sea change” in the government’s ambition for and delivery of the Green Deal.
Energy-saving measure/cashback levels are believed to be: