Leeds and 10 other local authorities have partnered together to offer a £100m Green Deal scheme to local residents.
The Leeds City Region Green Deal is believed to the biggest of its kind and aims to enable 12,000 homes to benefit from energy efficiency measures. The scheme is expected to create 600 new jobs in the next three to four years and support 25,000 jobs in the supply chain over the next 25 years.
The Leeds City Region is made up of Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield, York and North Yorkshire county council and will look to work with just on Green Deal Provider.
“Our scheme will be the largest in the country and our residents will be able to get a much better deal due to the economies of scale we are going to achieve by working collectively,” said councillor Mehboob Khan, Leeds City Region lead on the Green Deal.
Last year, Birmingham became the first city to sign a deal with a Green Deal Provider with Carillion Energy Services. The £3 million partnership is called Birmingham Energy Savers