20 Sep '11, 2pm

DECC pledges £35m for innovative energy efficiency projects

The government has today announced that £35m has been earmarked for direct investment in innovative energy efficiency projects designed to reduce energy use by homes and businesses. Announcing the move alongside Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne's commitment to crack down on energy company's "predatory pricing" practices, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said the money had been assigned from the department's £200m low carbon technology fund. FURTHER READING Huhne: 'Green business is good business' Chris Huhne's Lib Dem Conference Speech - in full Precise details on how the money will be distributed are yet to be confirmed, but energy efficiency projects are expected to be invited to apply for the funding, mirroring the £60m competition to support offshore wind manufacturing at port sites, and the £20m fund for marine energy projects that wer...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2110529/decc-pledges...

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