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DECC releases Green Deal statistics

energy rating green dealThe Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released its first set of statistics on Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO).

Launched on January 28, DECC says the 1,803 Green Deal assessments had been made by the end of February whilst £26.9m worth of contracts had been handed down through the ECO system since the beginning of January.

77 organisations are now fully accredited as Assessors whilst 619 individuals are certified Green Deal Advisors.

The number of Green Deal Providers has grown from 8 to 40 since registration began last October whilst there are 629 organisations registered as Green Deal Installers.

Data on the exact number of assessments which are approved and the subsequent number of energy efficiency measures which are approved are not expected to be available until June.

Energy secretary, Ed Davey, said: “We’re seeing clear signs of a promising new market gathering momentum. In little more than a month, there have been 1,803 Green Deal assessments and that shows genuine interest from consumers. Some householders in older properties, and those on benefits or low incomes may qualify for extra financial assistance from the new Energy Company Obligation, and this has also started really well with £26.9 million worth of contracts signed.

“We have created the Green Deal to overhaul our inefficient housing stock and help people keep their homes warm, while also reducing their energy bills. And as the market builds and awareness of the Green Deal increases, I am confident that consumer interest will grow and grow.

“The Green Deal will also cut our carbon and create skilled jobs in the process. The number of businesses getting on board is increasing daily – highlighting the growing confidence that the Green Deal offers fantastic new opportunities. 40 firms are already authorised as providers, with a further 629 registered to carry out installations and 619 individuals registered to offer assessments. This underlines that the Green Deal is very much up and running.”

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