National law firm TLT has been appointed by Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to advise on potential solutions to the Green Deal barrier consent issue.
The TLT team which will be advising DECC includes Alison Deighton, partner in the commercial team; Maria Connolly, real estate partner and head of TLT’s renewable energy team; Mark Routley, partner and head of the property litigation team; and Kate Silverman a real estate partner.
DECC has identified that the various consents that an improver must obtain before being able to enter into a Green Deal Plan constitute a barrier to the uptake of the Green Deal. TLT has been appointed to advise DECC on potential solutions to the barrier consent issue.
To deliver the project TLT is partnering with the Energy Saving Trust, who will run a series of focus groups with stakeholders to test the market’s appetite for proposed solutions. TLT will then use feedback to draw up a recommendations paper, which will be presented to climate change minister Greg Barker.
Alison Deighton, partner in TLT’s commercial team, said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for TLT to assist DECC with Green Deal policy development and our appointment is testament to our expertise in this area.”