DECC targets SMEs with Green Deal roadshow
Green policy news – by GreenWise staff
25th May 2012
Small businesses are being invited to attend a series of briefing events about the Government’s Green Deal to find out more about the national energy efficiency programme and how they could win business through it.
The Government is launching the Green Deal
on October 1 and is keen to get small to medium-sized enterprises
(SMEs) onboard as Green Deal providers. The Green Deal roadshow will travel to 11 cities outside of London in June and July getting the message out to local businesses about the opportunities the multi-billion pound scheme presents.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) will be hosting the free to attend breakfast briefings with the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Buildings (EEPB) and said they would be particularly relevant to manufacturers, installers, energy advisors and consultants operating in the SME
The Green Deal aims to insulate 14 million homes between now and 2020, and the Government estimates 65,000 jobs could be created over the next two years through the scheme. Recent research
by the Green Deal Skills Alliance suggests the Green Deal could boost firms’ turnover by 20 per cent, but that there is still low awareness about the Green Deal and that the prevailing view among employers is that larger firms will dominate the Green Deal market.
"The Green Deal is the Government’s scheme to revolutionise the energy efficiency
of millions of homes and businesses across the nation," a spokesperson for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said. "This represents a huge opportunity for local companies to get involved as part of the Green Deal supply chain, and these briefings have been set up so that they can come and learn more about how it will work and put forward their own ideas."
The breakfast briefings will provide advice and information on what the Green Deal means for businesses, show how some companies are seizing Green Deal opportunities and enable local firms to present their own ideas for the Green Deal.
The Green Deal roadshow will kick off on June 22 and will travel to Glasgow, Bristol, Plymouth, Chester, Tunbridge Wells, Ipswich, Reading, Carlisle, Swansea, Birmingham and York.
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