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Money announced for low-carbon heat and renewables

The Scottish Government has announced that a programme to tackle fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency will receive an extra £9 million of funding this year to support a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and help fuel poor households save money on their heating bills.

Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said:

“Heat makes up more than half of the energy used in Scotland. Focussing on its decarbonisation is crucial if we are to meet our climate change targets, which include the ambitious goal of producing 50% of all energy from renewable sources by 2030.

“Using renewable technologies like heat pumps and solar panels to reduce fuel costs and cut carbon emissions is a win-win. In addition, the jobs which this latest funding will support enable businesses in the low-carbon heat supply chain to continue to upskill as we look towards net-zero and the end of gas for heating.”

  • The Scottish Government’s press release is available on its website.
  • An image of Morag Watson is available here.
  • To find out more about how The Scottish Government can accelerate the decarbonisation of heat, see our manifesto for May’s election.