Green Deal's expected carbon savings fall

The government has revised its assessment of how much CO2 its flagship energy efficiency policy will save just five months after finalising the scheme

The Green Deal will save less carbon than expected, it has emerged.

The energy and climate department (DECC) expects the government’s flagship home energy efficiency scheme to now save only 0.7 million tonnes of CO2 a year by 2020.

This is down 13% from 0.94MtCO2/yr assumed in the Green Deal’s impact assessment just five months ago (ENDS Report, June 2012).

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