Homeowners face energy bill rises of up to £800 while properties fall in value under Scottish government plans to enforce the removal of gas boilers, a report says. Under the Heat in Buildings strategy, which was unveiled last week by the SNP-Green administration, one million homes will be converted to “zero emissions heat” by 2030. A consultation analysis document, published by the Scottish government, found that the risk most identified by respondents centred on fears that the move could force families into fuel poverty. “It was reported that, based on assumptions and solutions currently available, getting to net zero could add between £200 and £800 per year to household energy bills,” the report said.
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