Train4TradeSkills News: Is the Green Deal going to be a failure?
The FutureFit study, which was commissioned by Affinity Sutton, examined whether people living in their properties would be interested in the Government’s Green Deal.
The study found that only 4.8% of people asked were prepared to sign up for the Green Deal work. Not good at all.
The Green Deal is part of the government’s plans to create a low-carbon future and residents would be given cash or loans to retrofit their homes to make them more energy efficient. The homeowners would then pay back the money from the savings in their energy bills.
Affinity Sutton said that more awareness and more training is needed to make homeowners aware of the Green Deal and its benefits.
David Orr, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation, said:
“The Government will also need to invest in promoting and marketing the benefit of the Green Deal. The FutureFit experience has shown that many residents are simply not interested in the retrofit agenda or having works undertaken to their homes – even when they are free. “
This is certainly not good for the Green Deal, as how are the government going to get millions of people to retrofit their homes if the interest simply isn’t there.
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