01 Mar '12, 9am

Ed Davey: We can export Green Deal to rest of Europe - 01 Mar 2012 - News from BusinessGreen via @businessgreen

It surprises me that the UK Government appears to make little reference to established mechanisms for delivering third party investment to achieve energy efficiency targets. The ESCO model is established in the USA, Germany, Netherlands and Southern Europe and starting also to evolve in China. Perhaps this is explained by an wish held by DECC to make the Green Deal a domestic solution as opposed to a commercial one, although this distinction is not stated explicitly in any Green Deal literature? Another explanation is that the architects of the Green Deal wish to be perceived as charting new territory and establishing the UK as some form of leader? For domestic this may be the case but for commercial not so, as my mainly European colleagues at Alpheon Energy attest. As for the opportunity for exporting the Green Deal to Europe, it will have to adapt to the differences in l...

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