Government pulls funding for Green Deal

The Government is pulling funding from the Green Deal Finance Company due to “low take-up and concerns about industry standards.” Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd said she will now “work with the building industry and consumer groups on a new value-for-money approach.” The Government said: “Future schemes must Continue Reading

Government kills-off zero carbon homes

Green construction campaigners were left reeling today as the Government dumped its zero-carbon homes targets. Chancellor George Osborne’s “Fixing the Foundations” report confirmed that zero-carbon building policy is being dropped along with targets for homes to be compliant by 2016 and other buildings by 2019. Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive of Continue Reading