The Green Deal Green Deal live Q&A with Ed Davey
The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, answered your Green Deal questions on 13 September 2012.
The government is close to introducing the 'Green Deal' - a new type of loan which helps people to make energy saving improvements to their homes.
By making energy efficiency measures more accessible to the nation's home owners, it hopes to lower carbon emissions across the UK and help consumers save money on their energy bills.
Which? invited Energy Secretary Ed Davey to answer your questions on the Green Deal. If you missed the live event you can replay the action here:
How will the Green Deal work?
- If your home could benefit from energy efficiency measures, you could have them installed for no up-front cost via the Green Deal.
- You then pay back the cost of the measures over a long term via your energy bills.
- Installing energy saving measures, like loft and wall insulation, could help protect you from rising heating bills by reducing the amount of energy you need to heat your home.
- Repayments for a Green Deal should be no more than what a typical household could save in energy costs.