- REA says that Green Homes Grant needs to be improved to be a success
- Administration and communication issues need to be resolved
- Government also urged to add energy storge and other on-site renewables to the scheme
The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) has said that the flagship Green Homes Grant needs improvements in order for the scheme to be successful.
In recent days, energy installers and consumers have described the problems they have had in accessing the grants. The REA’s CEO, Dr Nina Skorupska CBE, has urged the Government to resolve outstanding administrative and communication issues, and look to include energy storage and a broader set of on-site renewables.
Dr Nina Skorupska CBE, Chief Executive of the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA), said:
“For some time, the REA have been pushing the Government to fix a wide range of issues that would enable the Green Homes Grant to be successful.
“Clearly, there is a problem with the administration of the scheme, with businesses and homeowners alike struggling to access the grants needed to get their renewable heating installations off the ground. We have also repeatedly urged the Government to include energy storage and a broader range of on-site renewables to be included in the scheme.
“Installers have worked hard to meet the consumer code and are more than playing their part in trying to support this scheme and ensure that all walks of life are benefiting. However, while our sector stands ready to deliver, changes to the Green Homes Grant do need to be made for this to work.
“If these problems can be resolved, not only will this greatly support the Government’s net zero ambitions, but it will also have major economic benefits for our sector and the UK as a whole.”
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