The Green Deal is a long term loan (10 to 25-years) to undertake
specific energy saving measures in homes. The key difference
between this loan and a traditional loan is that it is repaid via
the electricity bill and the responsibility for repayment is passed
on with the house to anyone who buys it in the future. As with any
financial product, whether the Green Deal is a good deal will
depend upon your personal and financial circumstances.
The Green Deal allows you to make energy saving improvements to
your home with little or no capital outlay and theoretically allows
you to benefit from an immediate reduction in energy bill costs
while you are living in the property. As soon as you sell that
property you are no longer responsible for paying back the
A table listing possible advantages and
disadvantages of the Green Deal
Government promotional leaflets:
Government quick guides:
Energy Saving Trust quick guide:
PlanLoCal Green Deal page, in particular the Films, Downloads
and Links on the right side of the page:
Which? Green Deal loans reviewed: The Green Deal explained:
Blog from Centre of Alternative Technology listing 5 upsides and
5 downsides to the scheme.
In this guide, Which? go through some points you should consider
before taking on a Green Deal loan.
In this article, Which? Consider alternatives to the Green Deal
This article highlights that the Green Deal is not a good deal
for all homeowners.
This article considers why the Green Deal could make your home a
Comment and analysis blog discussing the Green Deal, including a
roundup of the reactions in response to the launch of the green
deal in January.
The energy saving cooperative offer an alternative to the Green
Deal, although it is currently not operating in the Devon area.