30 Sep '13, 4pm

The Green Deal: What would Labour do? | UK Green Building Council

It’s been a manic couple of days for those with an interest in politics, energy and housing. While Ed Miliband’s energy price freeze and housebuilding commitments have grabbed the headlines, another announcement was slipped out fairly discretely, but is causing ripples in the construction sector. Labour published its ‘One Nation Economy’ document this week, which included plans to “overhaul the Green Deal and replace it with a new Energy Save scheme”. It’s hardly surprising that a Labour Government would want to take a long hard look at the Green Deal and take steps to improve it (we’ve been urging the current Government to do the same), but when this translated into headlines about ‘scrapping’ the Green Deal and ECO, alarm bells started to ring. I’ve had a constant stream of serious industry players get in touch over the last 24 hours asking what on earth is going on. It’...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/opinion/green-deal-what-would-labour...

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