British public eager for Green Deal replacement


Up to 84% of the British public would like to see subsidies given to programmes that reduce energy waste, according to a new poll by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU).

The ComRes poll of more than 2,000 British adults found that 79% currently support subsidies insulating homes and 77% support subsidies for measures that cut energy waste in power transmission. Combined, subsidy support for these policies reached 84%.

The UK does not currently have a major insulation programme, after the Conservative Government controversially scrapped the Green Deal back in July, with plans to deliver a replacement scheme after the end of its spending review this month.

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