Rudd Shutters Huhne’s Green Deal

amber rudd axe

Amber Rudd’s purge of green subsidies continues today with an announcement from DECC that all funding for the coalition’s “Green Deal” programme is to be pulled. The Deal was supposed to make installing energy efficiency measures affordable by allowing homeowners to pay back the cost of home improvements with the savings they made on their bills.

Here’s Chris Huhne announcing the “Green Deal” back in 2010, promising that it would “create a whole new industry”, with 250,000 jobs being created and 26,000,000 homes being improved. Around 5,000 homes ended up being upgraded under the scheme..

Whatever happened to that guy?

Green News

Tip offs: 0709 284 0531

Quote of the Day

Marc Almond on Emma Thompson…

“Emma Thompson has arrived in her gas guzzling carbon footprint stomping jet to serve Vegan food from the boat parked on Oxford Circus while the Yoga classes are taking place on Waterloo Bridge! Haha really? Couldn’t make this stuff up.”


Guidogram: Sign up

Subscribe to the most succinct 7 days a week daily email read by thousands of Westminster insiders.