Welcome to the Christmas edition of Green News and Green Deal.
Since my last newsletter, there has been a lot of activity in response to political changes, Green Deal consultations, and businesses looking to adapt their business models around the Green Deal. With little time to go, the PAS 2030 final is due end of January 2012, together with a series of final specifications and accreditations for Advisors, Installers, Providers and Certification Bodies.
The year 2012 will see many changes, challenges, and opportunities. I hope the last several months of my articles has been a driver for change for many. My services are now fully geared up ready to support and advise all types of businesses. These are presented asa menu of options in the ‘Passport to Green Deal’, available by using the contact form below.
On behalf of the Team at Green Deal Nationwide and PB Energy Solutions, may you have a wonderful Christmas and a very prosperous Green New Year!
Phyllis Boardman BSc (Hons) MCIH
PB Energy Solutions Ltd
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Today the High Court is hearing legal challenges by two solar companies and Friends of the Earth about the cut in financial incentives for renewable electricity……..
Green Deal will present many opportunities throughout the UK’s industries, sectors, trades, and professions. With billions of pounds worth of investment due over the next 10 years, business opportunities will be many and diverse. This means that businesses of all sizes, whether specialist or generalist will have an opportunity for business growth under the Green Deal.
£10 million for Community Green Schemes; £20 million for public sector’s energy efficiency; £2 billion extra for Green Investment Bank; £1.4 million for Green Deal skills; Enterprise Investment Scheme for start-up of green businesses; £200 million of cash backs for first wave of Green Deal customers; £1 billion Business Finance Partnership; National Loan Guarantee Scheme to underwrite £40 millions of loan to businesses; £250 million support package for energy-intensive firms.
A High Court Judge granted three companies permission to challenge the Government over action to cut subsidies for solar energy. . . . .
A new grant fund - LEAF – has been set up to help communities to take action on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Working with the private and public sectors, projects can be developed alongside the Green Deal, Feed in Tariffs and the Renewable Heat Incentive. Our Green Deal Enterprise CIC can partner eligible organisations and carry projects through on behalf of a qualifying organisation.
The Green Deal Scheme is less than 10 months to launch. To take advantage of the opportunities for Green Deal and retrofitting work, you must start to gear-up now. If you are already in heating, electrical, gas, insulation, or just a general builder, and you want to become a Green Deal installer, there are a number of potential business models which will ensure you will have fair access to the market – whether you are a sole trader, SME, or large organisation: