Social housing landlords invited to apply to £100m energy efficiency funding pot

SOCIAL housing landlords – such as Housing Associations – are being invited to apply for funding from the Scottish Government to “install zero emissions heating systems and energy efficiency measures across their existing stock”.

It follows an announcement – here – that the Scottish Government is making £100m available over the next five years to help make it happen.

Says the announcement: “Reducing emissions from our homes and buildings is one of the most important things we can to do help end Scotland’s contribution to climate change.

“Achieving emissions reductions in buildings will require over one million homes to convert to using zero or low emissions heating systems by 2030.

“We must rapidly scale up deployment of zero emissions heating systems, such as heat pumps and heat networks as set we stated in the draft Heat in Buildings Strategy 

“The Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019 set legally binding targets for us to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, with interim targets requiring a 75 per cent reduction by 2030, and 90 per cent by 2040.”

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