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Is this the end of the Green Deal?

By Emran Mian  

Who said what to whom? Greg Barker, the Energy and Climate Change Minister, has increased the cash incentives offered to people taking up the government’s energy efficiency scheme, the Green Deal. Payouts for solid wall insulation have risen from £650 to £4,000 and the amount available for installing double-glazing has doubled.

What does it mean? People now only need to invest a third of the total costs themselves to get this public money. The aim is to drive up the use of the scheme, by splashing the cash that has been left unspent by low take up hitherto. The commitment…

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