Greg Barker Green Deal

Energy Minister Greg Barker has refused to release letters from the major energy companies discussing worries over the proposed payment structure for the Green Deal.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Minister rejected a request for the correspondence to be made publicly available, claiming the release "would prejudice commercial interests".

It is well known that the energy companies are reluctant to implement the funding mechanism for the energy efficiency programme, which threatens to overshadow the planned October 1 launch.