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Barker admits Green Deal forecast was ‘spectacularly wrong’

By: Rachael Doyle   •   January 22, 2014

Energy minister Greg Barker has admitted his prediction that 10,000 Green Deal plans would be signed in the first year of the flagship scheme’s operation was “spectacularly wrong”.

Last March, three months into the scheme, Barker told BBC Radio 4: “I wouldn’t be sleeping if we didn’t have 10,000 [signed up to the Green Deal] at the end of the year.”

But official figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) today revealed just 1,119 Green Deal plans have been signed by customers through to the end of December, and only 626 of these were completed
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NIA offers money saving tips to reduce domestic energy bills

By: Rachael Doyle   •   January 9, 2014

With energy bills constantly increasing, householders are being urged to adopt a No.1 New Year’s resolution of making their homes much more energy efficient. The National Insulation Association (NIA) is advising that one sure way for householders to keep the heat in and reduce their energy bills in the future is to install insulation NOW!

The NIA has put together ten facts that will help inform households about the benefits of installing insulation:


1. Around 58% of a home’s heat can be lost through un-insulated walls and lofts. A hassle-free way to save energy and prevent money disappearing
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