A charity has urged the Scottish Government to boost funding to help make homes more energy efficient to £256 million a year. Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) said this would be a vital step towards meeting the government’s climate change targets of net zero emissions by 2045. It said 13% of Scotland’s carbon emissions come from people’s homes. To reduce that, the Scottish Government’s target is to raise the energy performance of all homes in Scotland to at least a C rating – and a B rating for all social housing – by 2040. New research by CAS estimates the combined total investment required by the Scottish Government, homeowners and private landlords is likely to be at least £11 billion over the next 20 years, or £550 million a year. The charity believes the Scottish Government’s contribution towards this cost should be at least £256 million per year, more than doubling its current £119 million a year budget.
Energy Voice 3rd Jan 2020 read more »
PUBLIC money spent on making homes greener must double to meet climate targets, a nationwide charity says. The Scottish Government has committed £119 million a year to improving the energy efficiency of our homes. The move is part of overall efforts to cut the country’s carbon footprint and tackle climate change. Reducing the fossil fuel consumption of current housing stock would also help cut fuel poverty, it is claimed. But Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) says it will take double the current public spend to make the changes needed.
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