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Green Homes Grant Scheme

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 81479, tabled on 28 August 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure the new Green Homes Grant scheme complements the existing Energy Company Obligation scheme without competing against or effecting the Energy Company Obligation supply chain.

Answered on

8 September 2020

The requirements for tradespeople completing work under the scheme are in line with the requirements for the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, requiring similar high standards of work, such as Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 2030 certification. Multiple measures can be installed in one home from both ECO and the Green Homes Grant (GHG) schemes.

Millions of additional homes that would not be covered by ECO will be eligible to benefit from the GHG to deliver significant carbon reductions and thermal savings. The GHG will also build capacity and skills in the supply chain for longer-term decarbonisation objectives.

Answered by

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy