The Government has published its flagship Green Deal plans, promising to deliver £1.3bn in energy saving measures and support up to 60,000 jobs across the sector.
The deal, which is designed to operate until 2030, allows households and businesses to complete energy efficiency improvements at no upfront cost and then make repayments through a small levy on their energy bill.
It will be introduced this October, with potential Green Deal Providers able to apply for approval from August.
Unveiling the long-awaited plans, Energy Secretary Ed Davey pledged to deliver £1.3bn in energy efficiency measures across the country, with savings directed at “vulnerable and lower-income households”.
The Government “remains absolutely committed to tackling fuel poverty,” Mr Davey said.