Business energy users hoping to take advantage of the Green Deal to get cheap energy may have to wait longer, as the government has confirmed plans to roll out the scheme to enterprises have been delayed.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Energy and Climate change (DECC) told BusinessGreen this is because commercial properties have more complex requirements than residential dwellings.
"Some businesses have multiple sites, but they might take up a Green Deal loan for just one property and there are still questions about how to bill them," she said.
There will also be more specialised measures for businesses, which will take time to fully implement, the DECC representative continued.
While no date has yet been set for the expansion of the Green Deal to commercial energy users, it was suggested it will arrive fairly shortly after the domestic version, which is expected to start in the fourth quarter of this year.
Last month, energy minister Greg Barker told the EcoBuild conference in London the Green Deal will be essential in combating rising gas and electricity prices, as energy efficiency has never been more important.
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