Government launches pivotal Green Deal consultation25 November 2011
The Department for Energy and Climate Change has today launched the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation Consultation, calling for stakeholders to respond on policies being implemented as secondary legislation under the Energy Act.
With regard to the measures and products to be available under the Green Deal, DECC wants to:
• ensure products installed with Green Deal finance and ECO support are high quality;
• promote the installation of as many packages of measures as possible that will improve energy efficiency and therefore reduce carbon emissions;
• drive innovation in new products and materials;
• increase awareness amongst consumer of the options available for improving energy efficiency in the home.
A process will be put in place from summer 2012 for manufacturers and suppliers to confirm that their products comply with the Code and are ‘Green Deal ready’. DECC is also consulting on whether to allow enhanced product performance to be recognised in the Green Deal financing mechanism.
The consultation closes on 18th January 2012. Energy efficient glazing is including in the list of Green Deal qualifying improvements and Pilkington will be responding to the consultation, along with our trade associations.