19 May '11, 10am

@DECCgovuk has quietly confirmed @thecarbontrust and EST will have no more core funding from next year:

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today quietly announced that the Carbon Trust and the Energy Saving Trust will no longer receive core grant funding from next April. The two flagship government-backed green bodies will instead be required to bid for government funding through competitive tendering processes, as part of efforts to deliver better value for money and help tackle the deficit. FURTHER READING Huhne confirms "ambitious but achievable" carbon budget Carbon Trust calls for energy efficiency partnerships The announcement came as DECC published the results of its Delivery Review , which provides a series of recommendations on how to streamline the operations of the department. The central recommendation states that "unless there is a clear case for placing delivery with a third party, delivery will be led by DECC to ensure accountability to min...

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