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Green Deal Finance closes with immediate effect as companies close.

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News reports from a number of sources (including this interesting article in The Telegraph) suggest the Green Deal finance has been withdrawn with immediate effect and that Cosyseal Insulation has closed, yet there’s nothing about the closure on their web site … Continue reading

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Advertising Standards Agency uphold complaints against Green Deal Bank.

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The Advertising Standard Agency (ASA) were recently asked to adjudicate on the advertising practices of “The Green Deal Finance Company Ltd” which funds Green Deal projects and have up held all 3 complaints. Here is an extract from their adjudication (full … Continue reading

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WHICH uncover several issues with Green Deal assesments.

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Which magazine, tried to invite 21 green deal companies to assess the needs of an undercover researcher but could get just 5 to provide an assessment, even then the findings were vastly different, even “appalling”. Seems some recommended energy savings … Continue reading

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Governments marketing company for Green Deal fined £45k

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According to a report in The Drum, “a marketing firm employed by the government to promote its Green Deal for  householders has been fined £45k by the Information Commissioner’s Office for  making thousands of nuisance calls” Seems Tameside Energy Preferences … Continue reading

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Green Deal guide from Money Saving Experts

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Martyn Lewis of MSE (Money Saving Experts) has kindly written a guide to explain how Green Deal works, the cash benefits for having a loan, and the numerous pitfalls that accompany the scheme. Interestingly their guide shows that goods bought … Continue reading

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Green Deal official launch today

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So after years of consultation, negotiation and education for the industry today is the day. Today the green deal is launched, a day when all homeowners can improve their homes, save thousands of pounds and enjoy the benefits of energy … Continue reading

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When is an independent Green Deal regulator not an independent regulator?

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When it is owned by the power companies that it is regulating! News emerged on a Green Deal web site yesterday that, Gemserv is being paid £5.8 million of taxpayers’ money to administer the registration scheme, which will help households … Continue reading

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Green Deal Launched

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According to reports, Green Deal launch was a little flat with just two companies, Mark Group and British Gas being fully signed up and ready to offer green deals. Further reports suggest that 120 companies have signed up but are … Continue reading

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Government now ready to spend £2m advertising the Green Deal

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According to reports on Friday in the Guardian, the government is set to spend £2m, £5m or £10m on a publicity campaign to advertise the benefits of the green deal to home owners. This seems to be illogical. If, as the government … Continue reading

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Claims made that “REAL” did not get OFT approval for changes in their code of conduct.

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According to edieEnergy, the Renewable Energy Assurance Scheme (REAL) is being pressured to withdraw its code of conduct, following claims that code alterations were not approved by the Office for Fair Trading (OFT) and is subsequently ‘unlawful’.

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