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M&S and B&Q to install solar panels in green energy drive

They're best known for their ready meals and underwear. But soon, Marks & Spencer could soon be installing your double glazing.
The high street chain is in talks with the Government over its flagship Green Deal policy - the plan to give up to 14 million homes an energy efficiency makeover.

Under the scheme high street retailers will be encouraged to sell and install loft insulation, double glazing, cavity wall insulation and solar panels. Householders who sign up for a green makeover will pay back the cost - plus interest - through a premium on their fuel bills over 20 years.

The Government says the savings from lower fuel bills will more than cover the extra repayments and that the scheme will create up to 100,000 new jobs as well as slash Britain's greenhouse gas emissions.

Tesco, B&Q and British Gas are also interested in taking part in the scheme which is expected to be up and running in autumn 2012.

Source : David Derbyshire - Mail on-line

02 November 2010
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