Only 1,000 households have begun to install Green Deal measures, according to the latest government figures.
The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said 1,173 households had committed to install measures under the scheme – such as solar panels and insulation – at the end of October, compared to 954 the previous month.
But only 219 of these households had measures installed. Some 360 properties had quotes accepted on work and 594 properties had installations "pending".
Under the scheme, households sign up for an assessment to see how they can benefit from energy efficiency measures before obtaining a quote and planning the installation.
Charity Age UK said the figures showed a "profound lack of interest" in the Green Deal.
we say - if they really do want the save the planet, is a new strategy required to fire up interest???