Councils get Green Deal cash

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TWO councils in the area will receive a share of £3.34m for energy efficiency measures.

Gosport Borough Council and Portsmouth City Council are to get the cash as part of the government’s Green Deal Communities Fund.

In Gosport, more than 250 homes have already benefitted, and had external wall insulation installed to cut down on energy use and bills.

The extra cash means more homes will now be made more energy efficient.

The cash comes after a bid with Southampton City Council and Eastleigh Borough Council, which will also share the money.

It also means there will be funding to help small and medium-sized firms, with staff training.

The Green Deal is part of a government initiative to improve the energy efficiency of homes in Great Britain.

It aims to help people understand how to save energy in their homes and how to pay for energy efficient measures.