The Green Deal was supposed to be the Coalition’s flagship energy policy. It enables homeowners to access finance to make sustainable improvements to their home – for example, boiler replacements, insulation or renewable emergency generation devices – which should reduce their energy bills. Green Deal loans are repaid through annual charges, and these charges should not be more than the savings a person has made on their energy bills as a result of the improvements.
An unqualified and unregistered gas fitter from Wickersley, Rotherham, has been fined after putting a family in danger of explosion and carbon monoxide poisoning.
Electrical emergencies must be dealt with immediately. A household electricity supply has more than enough power to kill a person, with electric shocks in the home killing dozens of Brits every year and 28 in 2010 alone. The mains electricity supply in the UK runs at 230 volts, but just 50 volts is enough to lead to heart failure, breathing difficulty and death.