08 Mar '12, 7am

£3.5m for Green Deal training and £10m for a new energy efficient technology competition

The government will today announce £13.5m of new energy efficiency funding, including £3.5m that has been earmarked to support the training of qualified staff to support the Green Deal energy efficiency financing scheme. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is to provide £3m alongside a further £500,000 from the CITB-ConstructionSkills body to fund the training of 1,000 Green Deal assessors, capable of independently assessing the energy efficiency improvements properties will require, and 1,000 installers, who will gain the certification necessary to undertake Green Deal eligible property improvements. FURTHER READING Green Deal could founder on skills shortages Exclusive: Labour hints at plan for beefed-up green procurement strategy The new funding builds on a government commitment last year to create 1,000 Green Deal apprenticeships to support the launch of...

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