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Submitted by john on 28 Jan 2013
Submitted by john on 08 Oct 2012

Shhhhhh. You may not have heard much, but believe it or not, we are now officially underway in the Government’s much hailed Green Deal Scheme. October 1st marked the “soft launch” opening with the actual deadline being quietly slipped out until 28th January 2013. In my opinion, this may not be all that bad a thing as the respective industries of insulation, assessment, glazing, heating, renewable energy, the training sectors and the Green Deal Providers themselves could probably do with a bit more time to get their affairs in order and iron out some issues before things begin to pick up.

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Submitted by john on 28 Nov 2011
Submitted by john on 24 Jun 2011

Can the Government's flagship energy efficiency initiative, the Green Deal, deliver?  As a follow-up to our article describing the Green Deal we look at some of our concerns around the documents that have so far been released.

Submitted by john on 24 Jun 2011

Can the Government's flagship energy efficiency initiative, the Green Deal, deliver?  As a follow-up to our article describing the Green Deal we look at some of our concerns around the documents that have so far been released.

Submitted by john on 24 May 2011

Why is 'energy conservation' consistently runner-up to 'energy generation'?  All the experts consistently tell us that you need to think first about how you can reduce your energy consumption - then you can look at generating your own power.  Yet energy conservation or 'demand reduction' as it is known continues to come second best when it comes to government policies and targets.  Are there some unique challenges that make it a tougher nut to crack?  We explore some of the obstacles around the take-up of energy efficiency measures by households and how they could be improved.  Will the 'Green Deal' finally provoke a switch of emphasis from 'energy generation' to 'energy conservation'?