The Government’s Green Deal will create new jobs in the renewable sector
As previously reported on Train4TradeSkills News, the Green Deal is the government’s plan to improve energy efficiency in millions of homes across Britain. The scheme will pump £200 million of new investment into the building industry and give confidence to businesses.
Following the government’s scheme, Britain’s second biggest private building firm, Willmott Dixon has launched a new initiative to benefit from the first energy-efficient projects starting in 2012.
The new business, Willmott Dixon Support Services, aims to bring together landlords, investors and suppliers to develop Green Deal funding streams and deliver the upgrade work on homes and non-domestic properties. It is expected the new venture to become fully operational in the New Year and run towards meeting the Green Deal’s objectives.
Managing director of the programme Rob Lambe said that the government’s commitment of £200 million is a crucial step for the proper implementation of growing strategic plans regarding projects of energy efficiency.
Mr Lambe said: “With the Green Deal launching in 2012, our energy services company will have the scale and knowledge to support our housing customers as they use the Green Deal to take hundreds of thousands of residents out of fuel poverty.
“We also see renewable energy and micro generation systems as an important part of the solution and believe photo-voltaics still provides a viable source of low cost energy despite the recent Government announcement to reduce the feed-in tariff.
“Equally important is the business sector and the growing strategic importance of tackling the impact of energy costs in corporate property.”
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Posted on December 16, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, Green Deal, Nick Clegg, Osborne, t4ts, train4tradeskills and tagged Britain, Business, economy, Efficient energy use, Fuel poverty, Government, green deal, growth, New Year, Renewable energy, Solar cell, t4ts, train4tradeskills, train4tradeskills blog. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.