The Sunday Times printed a brief 'quote' today of a much longer conversation (over 30 minutes + 2 follow-up emails) I had with their journalist Jonathan Leake on Friday 18th September. When the journalist called me, he said that most in industry he had spoken to said that the Green Deal has great potential but that in its present form it is too complex. I agreed with him. We discussed the process and I gave several examples of the complexity of the scheme, but I also said that DECC Green Deal team had been very helpful and got the ball rolling and that we now had quotes offering a large proportion of the works to be funded under ECO. Yet the final article ends up pretty negative about the Green Deal with no mention of the 'potential' of the Green Deal, nor its necessity. Below is the Sunday Times' 'quote':
Obviously the space in the article is limited, but I think it is unfortunate that only the negatives are focused on. This is my comment left to the Sunday Times and its readers:
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