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The Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation

Citation Rosenow, J. and Eyre, N. The Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation. 2013. https://doi.org/10.1680/ener.13.00001.
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Author(s) Rosenow, J. and Eyre, N.
Opus Title Proceedings of the ICE: Energy
Pages 127-136
Volume 166
DOI https://doi.org/10.1680/ener.13.00001

Current UK energy efficiency policy is very fluid, with a number of new policies due to be introduced in 2012 and 2013, including the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation. These mark a substantial change from the existing policy regime in a number of ways, notably the explicit aim of supporting higher cost energy efficiency technologies in housing and an attempt to engage new sources of private sector finance. This paper provides a critical analysis of the proposed policy changes both in terms of the institutional changes and the implications of a new finance mechanism for energy efficiency policy, as well as the overall impact on reduction of greenhouse gasses, in particular through the installation of different types of retrofitted insulation.