Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:24 pm #1541473
map5623 wrote:PaulB wrote:On the wider issue a friend suggested that the climate agenda may have something to do with the refub carried out..
The government schemes behind it are CERT (Carbon Emission Reduction Target) which Blair's government introduced after signing up to the Kyoto Agreement. That was superseded by the the Conservative Coalition's Energy Company Obligation, known colloquially as ECO. It's what also put free fluorescent light bulbs through your letter box a few years ago.
Council's and RSL's used the schemes as a way of getting free money to refurb tower blocks and other social housing stock that they had neglected for years. Most reasonable minds would see that both Labour and Conservative coalition governments went to considerable effort to leverage hundreds of millions of extra cash out of uncaring faceless big business to upgrade the 'homes of the poor' and reduce their energy bills at no cost to the tenant.
Paradoxically, ECO and it's sister Green Deal scheme were canned when the National Audit Office concluded that they didn't deliver the stated bill reduction benefits to householders, so maybe national government can be blamed for not delivering great value (quell surprise Rodney!) but they can't be accused of not trying.