28 Jan '13, 10am

@PaulKingGREEN

The Green Deal is officially out there at last. Hoorah! Against the odds home energy efficiency has survived as a flagship government priority. And a good thing too, because it can not only help people across the UK insulate themselves from inevitable energy price hikes to come, it can create jobs for local contractors and tradesmen, it can stimulate economic activity, and it can contribute to the nation's energy security. It can make people feel better and healthier. In fact it sounds a bit like the Olympics! So surely we should be experiencing a wave of British euphoria? We should all be jumping on board, to become Green Deal Makers! But sadly the other side of Britishness has already crept in. Our politicians auto-response is to knock it. The opposition, who, had they managed to stay in power, would have continued with their own almost identical Pay As You Save scheme. ...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/opinion/lets-sign-green-deal-makers

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