Green Deal: watching brief (part 2)

Inquiry status: Report published 15 September 2014, and Government response received.

In May 2013, the Committee published the Green Deal: watching brief report in which we outlined our concerns about the lack of clarity regarding the outcomes that DECC expected from the Green Deal and how it would measure the success of this flagship policy.

We identified key areas in which scrutiny would be beneficial, and outlined our intention to review the performance of the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) at a later date. A list of information and statistics that we would find useful in doing this is set out in recommendation 16 of the report.



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