'Independent' Green Deal regulator is owned by the Big 6 energy firms.

ClickGreen: “The so-called independent regulator of the Green Deal programme is actually controlled and owned by the ‘Big 6’ energy companies, ClickGreen can reveal. Gemserv is being paid £5.8 million of taxpayers’ money to administer the registration scheme, which will help households increase energy efficiency and cut down on their utility bills. But a clear conflict of interest has become apparent after it was found the largest shareholders in Gemserv are actually the energy companies themselves – British Gas, Scottish & Southern, ScottishPower, nPower, E.ON and EDF.”” They are known to be against the detail of the Green Deal programme and ClickGreen revealed earlier this year that Energy Minister Greg Barker had blocked the publication of correspondence between his department and the energy giants discussing worries about the payment structure. / The Green Deal is the Government’s flagship programme to help businesses and households access energy efficiency measures, such as loft or wall cavity insulation, and cut down on energy use.”
JL thought: All through the incumbencies driving the climate and financial crises, the poachers routinely get to be the gamekeepers.