06 Jun 2011 12:06:05
Government plans Green Deal Code
The Department of Energy and Climate Change has outlined plans for a Green Deal Code, intended to ensure the energy-efficiency scheme provides consumer protection.
A new document contains plans for the code, which is intended to offer consumer protection through the project, as well as the creation of a Green Deal advice line and the appointment of a United Kingdom Accreditation Service to ensure installers are reputable and qualified.
Climate change minister Greg Barker said: "I have heard too many cases of shoddy workmanship or dodgy technology from government schemes in the past so from day one there will be strict rules about standards, information will be readily available and there will be a proper route for complaints."
Two further documents were also published detailing how vulnerable people will benefit from the scheme and on the eligibility measures needed to participate in the Green Deal.
Energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne has previously said that up to 250,000 jobs could be created by 2030 if all 26 million households take advantage of the initiative.