HOMEOWNERS will be able to apply for £1.5m worth of grants for insulation and energy improvements from February.
And the grants could cover everything from low energy lightbulbs and better insulation, to ‘energy audits’ to show householders how they could save power and money off their bills.
Environment Minister Freddie Cohen is consulting the Environment Forum and the Environmental Think Tank, the latter co-chaired by former diplomat Sir Nigel Broomfield and Lee Durrell, on how to apply the grants.
He says he wants a system up and running by February, and that he will run a consultation in 2009, to see if Islanders want to pay environmental taxes to fund the grants continuously. If not, he says they will have to end after a year.