A £30m fund intended to support low-carbon heating has been opened to applications. Businesses and organisations working on “innovative” solutions to heating buildings can apply to the Scottish Low Carbon Heat Fund. Up to 50% of the capital cost of a new project will be available. The fund is part of wider programme backed by the Scottish government, Scottish Enterprise, and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Scotland’s energy minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “It’s estimated that Scotland’s homes are responsible for the emission of six million tonnes of harmful carbon dioxide into our atmosphere every year, 15% of all emissions. Citizens Advice Scotland has said the funding should be made available to individuals as well as larger organisations. Spokesman Dr Jamie Stewart said: “While this investment is focussed on businesses and organisations, it’s essential that similar packages are available to those who currently struggle to heat their homes. “This will ensure that the benefits of renewable heating can be experienced by those who need it most.
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