13 Jan '12, 10am

DECC research suggests Green Deal will flop - 13 Jan 2012 - News from BusinessGreen via @businessgreen

The government's flagship green policy to transform the energy efficiency of 14 million homes and create 65,000 jobs appears doomed to fail, with the revelation of its own figures showing the number of lofts being lagged is set to plummet by 93 per cent. The Green Deal is at the heart of the government's ambition to be the "greenest ever" as it will deliver large cuts in climate-warming carbon emissions, as well as curbing high energy bills by making houses warmer and less expensive to heat. FURTHER READING Malaby Biogas grabs first £800,000 AD loan from Defra "No possibility" of UK meeting emissions targets without huge energy efficiency push The disclosure is the most startling yet about the Green Deal programme , which starts in October and has been billed by ministers as the most ambitious national refurbishment scheme in the world. Britain's homes are old and leaky by...

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