It has been announced that of the £125m available in cash back schemes to help tempt homeowners into taking on Green Deal work, a measly £205,000 has been claimed since January 28th across the whole of the UK! Now, bear in mind that prior to January 28th Green Deal installers could register properties for work from October, but just couldn’t carry out the work. So where is the rush of work as promised?
It simply hasn’t worked. The latest figures show that just 600-700 cash back claims had been made up to the end of February, and it is also not clear how many of those were successful. Also, 1803 Green Deal assessments had been carried out on homes and business. Unfortunately, most of these were funded by the Government, and not home owners.
This tellingly poor take up from home owners is a testament to the incredibly poor way the Government has gone about trying to educate the public about all things Green Deal. They left it up to industries which were suffering from the worst of the recession. I’m sorry, but when a Government tries to launch a flagship policy like this, the awareness campaign has to come from them, not us!
I know I said I wouldn’t write anything else about the Green Deal for a while, however, these figures are so poor in my opinion that they had to be analysed and summed up. So, there you have it, poor start, poor middle, poor end. Still no take up from the home owners, the Government is still carrying the scheme and other than this week, there has still bee so very little public awareness work.
More information on these latest figures can be found here: http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/eco/green-deal-cashback-pot-makes-modest-start/6526243.article?dm_i=1HH2,1DM33,806D1S,4OA3G,1
In the meantime the ice caps are melting and time is ultimately running out.
dont know if your comment was an Aprils fools joke but just in case :) And what evidence do you have that the ice caps are melting? Apart from maybe watching a factually incorrect film, information that’s proven to be false from a certain Anglian university or is it the Government data? As the latest data shows that the Antarctic ice shelf is not melting at all (http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/pip/2012GL051012.shtml) Evidence that the Greenland ice sheets survived for over 100k years at far higher temperature than there is today and what has been modelled on? (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/24/greenland_ice_sheet_simply/) Oh and btw the latest evidence… Read more »
I want to replace my rotting aluminium windows with double-glazing not to save the planet, but to save on my energy bills and to keep warmer during winter. My Housing Association won’t replace the windows because they “don’t do window replacements”. They did send me a leaflet on the Green Deal, but are unable to tell me whether they would approve of improvements made to their property under the Greed Deal. I have tried to book an assessment online, but the “Book an assessments” buttons on every website I’ve visited either go to broken/uncoded pages or say “Assessments can be… Read more »
The green deal is over before it has even started. They keep going on about 18000 reports have been lodged. The majority if these are for Cisco and htt properties not a customer requesting a green deal report. We want to see real green deal report figures. I believe only 4 have been lodged!