Nick Clegg yesterday announced new ways of getting both households and businesses more energy efficient so that they can slash their utility bills.
In his major speech on energy, which was delivered at London’s Canary Wharf, the leader of the Liberal Democrat Party and Deputy Prime Minister Clegg said that the Government is working closely with Green Deal providers as they look to introduce “innovative solutions” that will take all of the “hassle” away from the Government’s energy efficiency programme – to be launched in the autumn.
Clegg also announced details of a new deal that was struck with the so-called Big Six energy providers that will demand they inform their customers of some of the cheapest tariffs available to them on at least one occasion per year, in turn saving households figures as significant as £100 per year. Claims that making the economy and the lifestyles of British people greener is financially strenuous in tough modern times were also touched upon.
Clegg acknowledged that consumers have been deterred by green policies due to the recession and how the Government must play a convincing role in order to get them engaged as millions of Britons feel that greening their lives and decarbonising the economy isn’t an easy thing to do. Additionally, a pilot scheme the Government has been collaborating on with B&Q was pointed at as a way encouraging more householders to have their lofts insulated.