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Greg Barker blamed Big Six electricity providers for its failure

Sat-13-2015 Greg Barker blamed Big Six electricity providers for its failure

The architect of the Government’s much-criticised household energy efficiency scheme has blamed the Big Six electricity providers for its failure.

Greg Barker, the former Tory energy minister, launched the Green Deal at the start of 2013, saying he would be having “sleepless nights” if 10,000 households hadn’t signed up for a loan for home energy-efficiency upgrades by the end of the year.

Two and a half years later, the number of households with Green Deal-financed measures in place has yet to reach 10,000, says the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Its latest figures show that 7,817 households had “live” Green Deal plans at the end of April (ie, the work has been done), with the number rising to 10,354 when work-in-progress is included.

Once billed by Mr Barker as “the biggest home-improvement programme since the Second World War”, the scheme allowed households to take out loans for boilers, insulation and other energy-saving measures. The loan was to be repaid over 25 years through household energy bills, with the resulting energy savings more than compensating for the loan repayments.

Source: http://ukrfuel.com/news-greg-barker-blamed-big-six-electricity-p-53.html

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