Leeds launches a regional Green Deal scheme

The 11 councils that make up Leeds City Region have launched the country’s largest Green Deal scheme, anticipating that more than 12,000 homes will undertake energy efficiency improvements in the next few years.

The £100m initiative is designed to help properties reduce energy bills and cut carbon emissions, and benefiting from economies of scale through collective purchasing. The City Region predict the scheme would create 600 jobs over three years, while supporting a further 24,000 direct and supply chain jobs through to the mid-2030s.

The 11 local authorities include Wakefield, Barnsley, Bradford, and York and together boast a population of more than three million people.