Looks like recent negative speculation over the Green Deal may be well-founded. We now learn that Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has confirmed that the secondary legislation for the Green Deal will be delayed.
The secondary legislation (the instrument through which the government is able to make changes to the law without having to pass a new Act of Parliament) was originally due in “early 2012” now it should be expected by the “summer recess” at the end of July – just two months before the 1st of October launch date of the Green Deal.
No explanation for the delay has been forthcoming.
Let’s hope that there is a chance that the Green Deal can still provide a cost effective, attractive solution to financing the environment enhancements that our housing stock is in need of. It looks like the politicians and big business are taking a bumpy route to getting there.