Friday, 18 May 2012
A Green Mess
Well, well, I was not surprised to read the Green Deal scheme is in a mess and the consumer group Which? is concerned that the savings on energy bills, promised to consumers, may not actually materialise.
Once Which? started analysing the scheme they found that, although there will be personalised assessment, the amount a Green Deal company can lend a consumer won't be calculated taking their actual energy use into account, it will be based instead on average figures.
Also they found there is no guarantee and no redress if consumers end up paying more than they save.
A few weeks ago I wrote about the Green Deal scheme and my concerns about its operation. Westminster leaders didn't listen to me but I'm sure they will listen to Richard Lloyd, the director of Which?
Why are we so committed to these 'green' issues when China continues to ignore their 'Measures on Environmental Information Disclosure' laws which came into force in May 2008, the US is reported as putting their own environmental issues on the back burner and Canada has shut down its green business advisers' agency?
Are we the UK, once again, being conned by politicians who are doing nothing about controlling the cost to the public and consumers their green energy policies generate?