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Government makes positive response following Freedom of Information Request

May 2nd, 2014 · No Comments

Peter Thom of Heating and Energy Efficiency company Green Heat Ltd highlighted to Government that the Green Deal was supporting the big 6 energy suppliers and leaving small installers out in the cold.

Following a FOI request that confirmed that British Gas were securing over 95% of Green Deal cash back vouchers, the Government agreed to amend the scheme. Attached is a copy of today’s press release from the Department of Energy & Climate Change detailing the changes which come into effect on the 1st June 2014.

There is £120million available this financial year for householders to improve the energy efficiency of their homes with grants of up to £7600 in the new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, but unlike the old scheme, householders can deal direct with their trusted local accredited Green Deal Installer and do not have to get tied up in the red tape and added costs of the energy suppliers or Green Deal Providers.

A valid Energy Performance Certificate or Green Deal Report will be required and two of the 12 listed improvements will have to be completed.

Eg: Installing a new mains gas condensing boiler with flue heat recovery will provide a grant of £1000 with an added £500 if the property has been bought within the last 12 months. Yes, that’s £1500 off of a replacement boiler.

Peter Thom, Managing Director of Girton based Green Heat Ltd said “This is great news for small installers and householders and it is pleasing that Government has at long last listened to our concerns and acted in such a positive way.”

For further information contact Peter Thom on 01223 277278 or mobile 07850 277278

Notes to Editors:

Peter Thom has worked in the industry for nearly 50 years and is MD of Girton based Energy Efficiency Company Green Heat Ltd,
and have won numerous awards for their environmental work.
Green Heat are accredited Green Deal Assessors and Green Deal Installers and provide Energy Performance Certificates and Green Deal Reports
And are highly regarded as leading experts in saving energy, reducing carbon dioxide emissions and fuel bills and making homes more comfortable.

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