The government didn’t sufficiently understand the challenges facing installers as part of the Green Homes Grant, having failed to learn from its own previous energy schemes.
Installations of solar PV under the Local Authority Delivery of the Green Homes Grant have risen, although the technology still represents just 5% of total installations.
Just four solar PV systems have been installed under the Local Authority Delivery of the Green Homes Grant, the only segment both still running and that PV is eligible for.
An additional £300 million of funding for domestic energy efficiency upgrades has been announced, marking an extension of the Local Authority Delivery of the Green Homes Grant.
The winners of the Local Authority segment of the Green Homes Grant have been unveiled, with £74 million allocated to over 100 local authorities for installations taking place by June 2021.
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s 2021 Budget was notably absent of commitments to support the solar and storage sectors, despite the welcome news of a UK-Infrastructure Bank and green bonds.
Of the 100,000 new jobs to result from the Green Homes Grant, only 14,500 of these have been created to date.
Further calls have come in ahead of next week’s Budget for the Chancellor to not curtail the Green Homes Grant scheme.
The Chancellor has been sent a further letter urging him to fully rollover unspent Green Homes Grant funding into 2021/22.
The Green Homes Grant is to reportedly be shuttered in March, less than a year after it first began operation.
Further calls for improvements to the Green Homes Grant are being voiced, with NGOs and thinktanks issuing a letter to the Prime Minister and Chancellor on the subject.
Pressure mounts as associations urge the adoption of plan to fix ‘over-engineered’ Green Homes Grant
Four industry associations have joined forces to urge the government to adopt a new plan to improve the beleaguered Green Homes Grant after finding 35% of installers are at risk of shutting up shop due to the scheme.
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The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) is calling on the government to reverse the decision to not rollover unspent Green Homes Grant funding into 2021/22.
Any of the initial £2 billion promised for the Green Homes Grant that goes unspent this year will not be rolled over.
The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has warned that at its current rate, it will take ten years to meet the government’s Green Homes Grant target.
The government’s Green Homes Grant (GHG) scheme is reportedly in chaos, with growing debt and job losses as installers are being left out of pocket.
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