17 Oct '11, 12am

Councils to kickstart Green Deal revolution

They are already responsible for upgrading your roads, drains, and countless other public services, but local councils could also soon find themselves at the heart of the government's ambitious plans to provide green upgrades to the nation's homes and offices. To date, ministers promoting the planned Green Deal energy efficiency scheme ahead of its launch next autumn have predicted private sector companies, such as retailers and energy firms, will lead the development of new green home services and financing models. FURTHER READING Businesses missing out on energy effiency support Solar heating 'can provide over half of households' hot water' However, there is now growing support for giving local authorities a central role in the rollout of the Green Deal, with experts saying their position as relatively well trusted service providers could encourage widespread take-up of ...

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