11 Apr '12, 10am

Clegg promises major boost for energy efficiency industry

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has today announced a series of measures designed to help alleviate fuel poverty and drive demand for insulation and other energy efficiency improvements. In recent months, the government has faced a series of warnings from the green building industry that demand for energy efficiency improvements could fall in the autumn when the coalition replaces existing grant schemes with its new Green Deal energy efficiency loan scheme. FURTHER READING Fisheries minister hails success of catch quota trials London air pollution climbs agenda in mayoral election However, in a wide-ranging speech Clegg announced steps designed to address these concerns, including confirmation that under the Green Deal and accompanying Energy Company Obligation (ECO) at least £540m of funding will be made available to provide free or subsidised improvements to fuel poor h...

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