Commons watchdog to consider lessons of Green Deal failure

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A House of Commons select committee is looking at why home energy efficiency initiatives like the Green Deal have failed and the lessons to be learned. The Energy and Climate Change Committee has launched its inquiry into home energy efficiency and demand reduction with a call for evidence on:

  • Why have previous approaches to energy efficiency failed to deliver significant results?
  • What lessons can be learned from current and previous schemes including Green Deal, Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, and ECO?
  • How does the UK’s performance on home energy efficiency compare with other countries? What lessons can be learned from these countries on energy efficiency?

Deadline for submissions – which can be made here – is 12 October 2015.

At the same time work is continuing on the government-commissioned review looking at standards, consumer protection and enforcement of energy efficiency schemes, which is being led by BRE chief executive Peter Bonfield.

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