The Green Deal was a loan offered by the Government’s Green Deal Finance Company. The loans were to be used by homeowners to finance the costs of improving the energy efficiency of their homes. This included adding insulation, upgrading a boiler and adding renewables.

Is the Green Deal still running?

No. In July 2015, the Government cut funding for the Green Deal. However, a number of companies and banks offer loans for the same improvements.

What can I do if I want to make my home more energy efficient?

There is still funding for people looking to improve the thermal performance of their homes (new windows and better insulation etc.) as banks offer specialist loans. Some energy companies also have schemes to help you with these measures so talk to your current supplier.

You can also take advantage of the Renewable Heat Incentive which pays you for generating heat from renewables, and the Feed in Tariff which does the same for electricity.  These do not cover the capital cost of installing renewables, which can be very costly, but does reimburse the costs over time.

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