Minister for climate change Greg Barker has stated the Green Deal initiative - which could help people get cheap energy by making their homes more efficient - is vital to the country's future.
Writing in the Guardian, he stated homes cannot afford to be wasteful with energy at a time of rising prices, increased market volatility and a growing reliance on imports.
He explained the scheme will lead to much greater competition within the energy efficiency market and attract more investment than ever before to become the "biggest home energy improvement programme of modern times".
Recently, concerns were raised that the initiative is set to fail, as government figures suggested it will lead to a large decrease in the number of homes receiving loft insulation.
However, Mr Barker said people should not write off the Green Deal before it has even started and dismissed suggestions it will lead to higher gas and electricity bills for some of the most vulnerable members of society, stating "this is just not true".
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