Hi. This is Jon. Read my farewell from CE blog post - 10 things I'd change about the industry
Government has talked a good game – Feed in Tariffs , Eco, Green Deal . But the actions of Government have, so far, entirely undermined the market. We’ve been involved in delivering a retrofit business support programme in London and it’s clear that the SME sector has no confidence that any of the retrofit market (which has been estimated as having a potential value of £14bn) will trickle its way down to them. Green Deal is a fabulous idea but it’s structured in such a way that will only undermine consumer confidence. What kind of independent assessment will take place when the independent assessor is appointed by a party with a financial interest in the results? And what were they thinking when the interest rate for the Green Deal loan was set at around 7% ? When consumers can get a far better loan interest rate after five minutes on something like moneysupemarket.com the...