Energy Bill receives Royal Assent

Press Release
21 Oct 2011
The Energy Bill has received Royal Assent, thereby becoming the Energy Act. The Government has set itself the target of ensuring the first Green Deals, as set out in the Act, will become available in one year. The Green Deal consultation is expected at the end of October.
The key elements of the Energy Act include:

- Removing the upfront cost of energy efficiency measures (such as loft, cavity and external wall insulation and including energy efficiency glazing)

- Prioritising consumer protection

- Providing additional financial support for the most vulnerable and hardest to treat homes

- Improving at least 682,000 privately rented homes

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