Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone has welcomed the use of Coalition Government funding in Haringey, which could make thousands of buildings more energy efficient and save thousands of resident’s money on their bills.
The £275,000 provided by the Department for Energy and Climate Change will fund a project called 40:20 Home Energy Check-Up. As part of the project, Green Deal Assessors will visit residents’ homes and recommend energy efficiency improvements – from heating to draught proofing, double glazing and insulation.
Residents can then draw up a Green Deal Plan with an approved provider to install some or all of the recommended improvements. Instead of paying the cost of the work up front, this will be repaid in instalments through electricity bills, and the resulting energy savings will mean residents will not pay any more over all.
The Coalition Government has also awarded Haringey £153,900 from its Warm Homes Healthy People fund, paying for extra staff to visit 200 older people and contact a further 400 to ensure they have all the practical support and advice they need to stay warm and healthy during the winter weather.
Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, commented:
“I am delighted that my colleagues in Government have been able to fund these two initiatives. They will make a real positive difference to the lives of people in Haringey, helping them to both keep warm and save money.
“The Green Deal is a flagship Liberal Democrat policy and I am extremely proud that we have now been able to take it from our manifesto and implement it in Government.
“I wholeheartedly encourage everybody in my constituency to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.”