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Government promises £14bn Green Deal investment over 10 years

The government’s Green Deal will create around 65,000 insulation and construction jobs by 2015 and attract £14 billion investment in a decade, energy secretary Chris Huhne has said.

Publishing the Annual Energy Statement today, Mr Huhne said the Green Deal, which promises to provide home energy saving upgrades to householders at no upfront cost, would offer business opportunity for firms up and down Britain and helping to power the economy and creating jobs.

“From one-man bands and local authorities, to the big supermarkets and DIY stores, we want as many providers getting involved as possible because that’s what will give consumers the best deal,” he said.

The full consultation on the Green Deal is available to download via the Department of Energy and Climate Change website.

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