Policy in United Kingdom


Updated: 07.01.2019

Author: Georgios Maroulis

Summary of policies

The Green Deal Skills Alliance (GDSA) is tasked with creating new training and accreditation opportunities for the energy assessment, advice and installation workforce.

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme is aimed at providing an assessment and an approval that a RES installation complies with specific standards. Depending on the technology, requirements may vary but are nevertheless usually linked to an internationally recognized standard (e.g. EN 12975-1: 2006 for solar thermal installations).

In the 2010 Spending Review the UK Government announced planned investment in low carbon technologies in RES-E, RES-H and RES-T sector between 2011 and 2015. Moreover, the UK Renewable Energy Roadmap commits about 50 million GBP (approx. €62.5 million) until 2015 aimed at developing innovation in areas like offshore wind, marine energy, waste and biomass.

Statutory provisions

  • Microgeneration Strategy
  • Building Regulations 2010

United Kingdom

Further information

  • Green Deal Oversight and Registration Body (GD ORB) – body administering Green Deal scheme
  • +44 (0) 207 090 1031
  • GD ORB website