Scottish homes reaping the benefits of energy efficiency

28th March 2014
Scottish homes reaping the benefits of energy efficiency

Nearly 60,000 energy efficiency measures were applied to homes in Scotland last year.

This is according to official figures from the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, which showed how households north of the border enjoyed more cost-cutting installations than their English counterparts.

As many as 58,058 homes received insulation or a new boiler as part of the initiative, which is designed to lower fuel poverty and carbon emissions.

This is a compulsory requirement for power companies, as part of the Energy Company Obligation, which will provide as much as £60 million of funding to help families in their quest to be more energy-efficient.

Deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "Thousands of homes across Scotland have become warmer and cheaper to heat thanks to the Scottish government's support for delivery of energy efficiency schemes."

She added how, over a three-year period, the government planned to spend nearly £250,000 on tackling fuel poverty and energy efficiency. 

Posted by The EnerGenie

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