Getting a good deal from the Green Deal - views from local communities

Getting a good deal from the Green Deal - views from local communities


As our contribution to the government’s consultation and wider political discourse on the Green Deal, this policy insight presents the conclusions from three workshops held in late 2011 with coalition MPs and local stakeholders. 
 
These workshops, held under our Climate Leadership Programme, discussed opportunities for the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) to enhance local energy saving, views on the existing policy design and how the schemes could be improved. 
 
We found that local stakeholders could see the potential of the Green Deal to reduce the amount of energy we use in our homes and businesses, but, as currently designed, they were not convinced that it could be the whole solution to reducing energy use and creating warmer homes in their areas. 
 
The report concludes that there are a number of hurdles to overcome before this policy can really deliver on its promise. Five strong messages that emerged from the workshops are detailed in the report, highlighting necessary requirements for success:
  • help to encourage take-up,
  • give more support to the fuel poor,
  • make sure local economies benefit,
  • spread the message, and
  • help to drive real demand reduction
Author(s):
Hannah Kyrke-Smith, Rebekah Phillips
Publication Date:
18 January, 2012
ISBN:
978-1-905869-54-1
Cost:
£5.00
Theme:
Political Leadership

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