19 Jul '11, 4am

First of many, hopefully - @BritishGas launches early "Green Deal" service

British Gas yesterday unveiled a Green Deal-style scheme designed to help customers reduce the upfront cost of installing clean technologies such as insulation and solar panels, The new initiative, dubbed British Gas's Home Energy Plan, comes just days after the utility confirmed domestic gas and electricity prices will increase. FURTHER READING Energy firms predict "negawatt market" could help keep the lights on Should the Green Deal support big businesses too? The scheme is broadly similar to the government's planned Green Deal , which will launch in the second half of next year, and will allow households to install efficiency measures at no upfront cost or with a small deposit. Jon Kimber, managing director of British Gas New Energy, said the scheme was designed to help customers cope with the increasing costs of energy. Earlier this month, the utility confirmed that cu...

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