Government figures published today show that more than 38,000 Green Deal Assessments have been carried out since the scheme started at the end of January this year. However, only 4 (four) homes have had green deal works completed, and fewer than 250 Green Deal Plans have been agreed.
Industry leaders have today called on all 3 main English political parties to take action to prevent the failure of the Green Deal. The text of their open letter to Ed Davey can be seen here.
Of course, many households will be prompted to install energy saving measures without subjecting themselves to the complexity of GD procedures and (relatively) expensive interest rates, so perhaps the optimism of Greg Barker reported elsewhere on these pages is not totally unrealistic ...
Fantastic to see UK Green Building Council calling for sensible structural incentives and cross political support on this. Green Deal was started under the previous Labour Government and deserves - and critically depends upon - cross party support. The interest rate subsidies and structural incentives like stamp duty rebate called for in this open letter were originally envisaged as part of the early Green Deal / Pay As You Save proposals.