What is The Green Deal?
The Green Deal is a Government programme designed to make energy efficiency affordable to homes and businesses across Cumbria and the UK to the benefit of the global environment and our economy. The Green Deal launched on January 28th 2013 you can now register interest in getting assessed. The Green Deal initiative aims to bring energy saving measures to millions by fitting properties with modern renewable and energy saving technologies with no up-front costs.
The Green Deal is an elegant and brilliant response to help reduce our impact on climate change and help us cope with rising prices from limited fuel supplies. The increased efficiency of the installations pays off their cost over time, allowing us to be part of the Green revolution without personal capital investment. With no initial out-lay, domestic and business properties can benefit from energy efficient technologies such as replacement of old boilers with modern efficient types, installation of heat pumps and solar panels, cavity wall and loft insulation and thermally efficient glazing. The Green Deal will effectively pay for the enhancements painlessly out of the savings made by the technologies installed.
The beauty of the Green Deal is that the financing will be directly linked with the energy meter rather than the person paying the bills. Credit ratings are not expected to be a barrier as the Green Deal is linked entirely to the property, this makes a possible move to another property far simpler.
The Green Deal can help us all play our part in the fight against climate change and make renewable energy accessible to all of us.