Energy Minister Greg Barker said consumers will soon be able to get cash for installing energy efficiency measures within a day in a bid to boost uptake, reports Energy Live News.

Speaking at the UK Green Building Council’s launch of its Green Deal report, he said the biggest barrier to getting insulation is finance and that DECC is working on making its energy efficiency scheme “easier and simpler for both consumers and installers”.

Take up of the Government’s flagship energy efficiency initiative has been disappointing but despite the criticism, Mr Barker believes it has had an “encouraging start”.

Citing figures from DECC, he said nearly 130,000 people have had Green Deal assessments, with 81% of those saying they will move on to install some or all of the measures recommended.

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