So we’re now halfway through the Green Deal and ECO consultation and the past four weeks has been a busy period of stakeholder engagement. We’ve attended many events – covering a vast variety of subjects – across England, Wales and Scotland. These events have been invaluable to understand your views on the Green Deal and ECO policies and last week was no exception.
Many of you tuned into the Green Deal and ECO webchat which took place for an hour last Thursday. We had 1,260 readers (a DECC record!), asking questions on a whole range of Green Deal and ECO issues. The DECC officials taking part in the webchat did a great job of answering as many of the 250+ questions as possible.
Don’t worry if you missed the webchat, you can replay the questions and answers on the DECC website and in response to a couple of requests during the webchat, a pdf of the questions with answers will also be made available (also on the DECC site).
In addition to the webchat, a new stakeholder group – The Green Deal Women’s Panel – kicked off last week. This is a group of prominent women, including Sarah Butler-Sloss, Baroness Parminter, Ann Robinson, Tessa Tennant, Catherine Ashworth, Philippa Forrester, Angela Brady and chaired by Margot James MP. This group of representatives from politics, journalism, industry and the charities has been brought together to consider effective communication and engagement routes to reach women. Based on the enthusiasm, creativity and ideas at the first meeting, it’s shaping up to be an exciting forum and I’m looking forward to the next instalment in the Spring.
Please do continue to feed in your views to the Green Deal and ECO Consultation.