Energy UK welcomes Green Deal launch
Commenting on the launch of the Green Deal, Angela Knight CBE, Chief Executive of Energy UK said:
"Energy UK fully supports the Green Deal and we as an industry will help the Government and providers of the Green Deal in making it a success. It is very welcome that customers are now being reached and being encouraged to make their homes warmer by taking out Green Deals. Over the long term, this programme will help customers both upgrade their home and manage their energy consumption.
"Energy UK believes that the key to the success of the Green Deal will be customer engagement and that is why we are supporting Government by holding regional roadshows this year promoting energy efficiency measures. We are also gearing up for a major programme of help for difficult to treat homes and customers who are particularly vulnerable; the Energy Company Obligation.
"Keeping warm is very important and we're urging anyone struggling with their bills to contact our Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99 or visit www.homeheathelpline.org.uk.
Energy companies know that at this time of year, many of their customers may be concerned about their bills, and they want to ensure that the people who need it most get assistance. That's why we have set up the free, confidential and independent Home Heat Helpline."