The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) released a new set of figures for the Green Deal earlier this week. We’ve scoured through them, picked out the important bits and put together this easy-to-follow infographic. Read on to see how many people have signed up, which area of the country has seen the most success, and crucially how many installations have actually gone ahead.
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So what does this data tell us? Some have been quick to point out that a mere four people have committed to having work done, and hastily declared the Green Deal as a failure. But what needs to be taken into account is that the scheme is still in its early days, and it may simply be too soon to draw any real conclusions. Over 38,000 assessments have been completed so far, and as the months go on a large chunk of those people may decide to proceed. The Green Deal after all involves a certain level of commitment; you are signing up for a type of loan, and getting work done on your house — two decisions that people don’t rush into making.
On a more positive note, over 81,000 people have had home improvements done using ECO funding; things like loft, cavity and external wall insulation. This type of work is free and doesn’t come with the long-term commitments associated with the Green Deal, so things naturally move more quickly.
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