Why bother with the Green Deal when the benefits just aren’t that great?
The trouble is renewable energy production isn’t profitable without subsidies, so why would any company just spend money (“Lord Sugar backs green energy target”, 3 June)? Government is stuck because of increasing resistance to escalating energy bills when for voters there is no tangible benefit. The Green Deal is a slightly better idea in that the cost has to be equal to or less than the money savings. But is that really an incentive when your house effectively has a legal charge put on it? You don’t actually benefit because the cost savings are diverted to the loan repayment. Why bother?
Christopher Calcroft, via www.building.co.uk