Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Stephen Metcalfe MP encourages local residents to save on energy costs through new Green Deal

Stephen Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, is encouraging constituents to save on energy bills with the new Green Deal which went live last week.

The Green Deal is the Coalition Government’s new initiative to transform Britain’s homes. With buildings in Britain among the least efficient in the world, the Green Deal gives homes and businesses a new way of paying for energy efficient improvements such as insulation and new heating systems.

There are 45 different types of improvements currently available under the Green Deal in South Basildon and East Thurrock, helping people warm up their homes and pay for some or all of the improvements over time through their electricity bill.

From last week households in England and Wales who use the Green Deal to make energy saving home improvements will also qualify for hundreds of pounds of cashback from the Green Deal Cashback Scheme. The more work households decide to have done, the more cash they could receive with packages potentially worth over £1,000.

Stephen Metcalfe said: “The Green Deal will transform the energy efficiency market and put consumers in charge. It’s a fantastic new scheme that will allow people to make their homes warmer and save energy at the same time.”

“And it’s not just consumers who will benefit. The Green Deal is also great for local businesses, creating a new market and new jobs in South Basildon and East Thurrock. I’m truly excited about the potential the Green Deal has to transform Britain’s homes.”

For more information on how you can start saving with the Green Deal, please ring: 0300 123 1234, or visit: