My understanding is that all stallholders have to meet minimum standards. Insurance for all, food hygiene for food stalls. If you or anyone else feels a stall is not upholding food hygiene standards please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or 020 7525 2000. If that does'nt go well please escalate to me.
The Green Deal was passed into law last year but the regulations are still being finalised.
The idea is that homes should be insulated to reduce CO2 and energy costs. If someone chooses to replace a boiler in a home with no loft insultation they will need to buy a much more powerful boiler to cope with all the heat loss. So the idea is that insisting on loft insulation and any other practicable and reasonable insulation measures should more than pay for itself in a smaller cheaper boiler. Boilers are expensive but the enrgy consumed over its lifetime even more so. So the concept is to look at the lifetime costs of new boilers, etc. IF his needs a larger upfront cost and home owners can't make that upfront cost they can borrow, the Green Deal, against reduced future energy bills.
The other opportunity is when people decide to add space to their homes. The idea for that situation is that overall after such changes the home should be more energy efficient than before.
Hope this explains how I understand the coalition govt. is moving towards CO2 reductions.
The only problem I forsee is that UK buiders vary hugely in their quality of work and attention to detail. Research I've read is that UK builders on average don't attain levels of insulation required. Scotland insist on a smoke test (sure it has a proper better name than that) where you close all the doors and windows and then build up a positive pressure and release non noxious smoke. You soon see where the leaks of the smoke go and what hasn't been finished correctly.
Getting air tightness right is great for energy efficiency but also excellent for noise attenuation.
Hope this answers your question?
Liberal Democrat Councillor for East Dulwich Ward
Lib Dem Parliamentary candidate for Dulwich & West Norwood