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First Green Deal Package delivered

The UK has completed its first Green Deal package marking a milestone for the government's flagship energy efficiency policy.

The Government also revealed 133 households had signed up to the Green Deal by the end of July and 286 homes were poised to embark on a Green Deal plan after obtaining a quote.

Figures showed that one Green Deal Plan went live in July, with energy efficiency measures installed in the property and loan repayment information attached to the household's energy bill.

In another encouraging sign, the number of assessments undertaken rose to 58,124 by the end of July up from 44,479 at the end of June.

The figures are likely to be welcomed by the energy efficiency industry, as a sign that the Green Deal is now beginning to get off the ground following a slow start blamed on software and legal issues. The finance packages for homes and businesses seeking to fit approved energy efficiency have only been available since May, despite the scheme officially launching in January.


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