Last month the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced their plans to invest £12 million to kick-start the Green Deal, divided between seven major cities in Britain.
The cities involved are Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield. Each has formally proposed that they will lower their carbon emissions. The funding is intended to aid them in their plans to test key elements of the Green Deal.
Secretary of State Edward Davey commented “These cities have really ambitious plans to lower their emissions, reduce energy use and help people save money on their bills. I’ve been really impressed by their plans to start testing the Green Deal and transforming our homes and buildings. ”
Some of the plans include retrofitting entire communities which help to provide valuable feedback to monitor such ambitious projects, and ensure they will deliver the results expected. They also intend to provide ‘match funding’ to encourage homeowners to carry out works to their properties.
Read more about the Green Deal in our projects page.