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Following the Green Deal's launch on 28th January, Securing the Future's Scott Buckler spoke to Climate Change Minister Greg Barker to find out more about how the new initiative to transform Britain’s homes works.
The Government's Green Deal initiative went live on 28th January, offering the opportunity for energy-saving improvements to homes or businesses without having to pay all the costs up front.
Luke Nicholson, CEO and Founder of CarbonCulture, explains how DECC partnered with design-for-behaviour-change specialists CarbonCulture to pilot an innovative, user-centred digital platform, to engage staff on sustainability issues.
DECC has detailed plans to bring the Green Deal energy efficiency market into operation, alongside its consultation response and measures to strengthen consumer protection, reduce industry burdens, and implement ECO.
DECC has published draft electricity market reform legislation designed to provide investors with transparency, longevity and certainty to attract £110 billion of investment in new low-carbon power generation for the 21st Century.
The Government's Heat Strategy builds on the 2011 Carbon Plan to set out a vision of how to cut emissions from heating homes, businesses and industry, helping to meet the fourth carbon budget of a 50% cut in emissions by the mid-2020s.
The potential impacts of climate change on more than 20 countries have been studied by the Met Office Hadley Centre on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
A recent paper from DECC presents key models of behaviour change, in relation to energy, drawing on evidence from behavioural economics, social psychology and sociology to examine ways of changing energy behaviour.
The Energy Act 2011 provides the legal framework for the Green Deal, launching in Autumn 2012 to reduce carbon emissions cost effectively, reduce fuel poverty, and improve homes by revolutionising energy efficiency.
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne announced proposals for a legal target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in 2023 to 2027 by 50% over 1990 levels, in line with advice from the Committee on Climate Change.