Adrian Pike
Adrian Pike

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Green Deal ?vastly misunderstood?, warns leading renewables expert

The Government should be applauded for its Green Deal scheme and the lasting financial and environment benefits it will bring, according to the boss of the UK’s leading energy efficiency firm.

Adrian Pike, CEO and co-founder of Anesco, has hit back at critics saying the scheme has been “vastly misunderstood”.

He believes confusion over how the scheme will operate is detracting from the real picture and that many concerns being raised are unfounded.

Adrian said: “It’s simple - Green Deal will allow homeowners to improve the efficiency of their homes without the need for capital up front. Any home can be assessed and reap the benefits.

“Think of it this way, anyone planning to make improvements to their home, such as by installing a new boiler, insulation or glazing, will usually pay for these improvements through a finance agreement. The rates are likely to be far higher than those offered through Green Deal and they won’t have the protection of the golden rule.”

He added: “It is easy to criticise the Government without knowing all the facts.”

The Government officially launched its Green Deal Scheme on Monday (28 January). The framework that has been introduced to encourage the uptake of energy efficiency measures by allowing businesses and homeowners to install measures at little or no upfront cost.

Payment for the improvements is made over time through the savings made on energy bills, with rules in place to ensure that the savings made are always more than the payments required.

Anesco is a national company dedicated to helping homeowners, local authorities and businesses reduce carbon emissions. Anesco provides companies with a comprehensive energy service from audits through to recommendations, installations and capital funding plans.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Adrian Pike .

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