Recommendations by Brighouse energy saving company Ploughcroft have been given the go-ahead in the government’s Energy scheme – Energy Company Obligation scheme.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced reforms to the scheme to increase the attractiveness of a number of energy efficiency improvements.
Ploughcroft’s managing director, Chris Hopkins was invited to Whitehall in October 2013, where he urged the DECC to boost the amount of money that homeowners could claim for Green Deal measures.
He pushed for room in roof insulation and solid wall insulation to qualify for primary funding, arguing that such measures could save 50 lifetime carbon tonnes per home.
Mr Hopkins said:
We are delighted that the DECC is adding extra support to help get the Green Deal up and running, this is a particularly encouraging for the industry.
The increase to the amount of cashback available for ‘room in roof’ insulation and solid wall insulation will help make the Green Deal far more attractive for those in harder to treat homes.
There are approximately seven million homes in the UK with solid walls, and more than two million homes in Yorkshire alone that would benefit from improved thermal efficiency.
Green Deal is an innovative cash-back scheme which lets people pay for energy-efficiency improvements through savings on their energy bills.