Fuel poverty and energy efficiency in Scotland is set to gain some vital funding with this week’s announcement from the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.
Government funding of more than £54m is to go towards tackling fuel poverty with all homes set to achieve an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of at least band C by 2040. Private rented properties will also be required to meet band E by 2022 and band D by 2025.
The funding will also support local authorities to expand existing energy efficiency and fuel poverty programmes.
Speaking at the All Energy Conference in Glasgow, the First Minister has said:
“The Scottish Government’s energy efficiency programme will help ensure all our buildings are warmer, greener and more energy efficient.
“The major investment in this programme highlights our clear commitment to ensuring that we tackle fuel poverty and reduce greenhouse gas emissions – helping those on low incomes as well as protecting our environment.”