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Green Deal loans included in new energy bill

2010-05-25 16:19:00

Energy efficient homes are still high on the government agenda, after the Queen's Speech revealed the high-profile Green Deal scheme had made it into the Energy and Green Economy bill.

It was, however, the only element of the DECC's policy agenda that was included in the bill, which will require the government to re-assess which green policies require primary legislation and which can be enacted through other mechanisms.

The Green Deal permits loans to households for energy efficient improvements and to make repayments through their energy bill savings. Key to the Deal is that loans will be attached to the house rather than the person, making sure that when they move the repayments are passed on to the next occupier.

In a move that would appeal to the green building sector, it was confirmed that the Green Deal scheme would applyto both businesses and households.

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