Vision published to ‘transform’ heating in Scotland’s buildings

PLANS to ensure all buildings in Scotland are warmer, more efficient and reach zero emissions by 2045 have been unveiled by the Scottish Government.

Says a Scottish Government announcement, here: “The ‘Heat in Buildings’ strategy sets out the vision for transforming more than one million homes and an estimated 50,000 non-domestic buildings to be using low and zero emissions heating systems by 2030 – in line with Scotland’s updated Climate Change Plan – to help meet the world’s toughest emissions reduction target for this date.”

It continues: “The strategy sets out the actions and further proposals that the Scottish Government will take to support the transformation of Scotland’s building stock, which will support thousands of jobs across the sector and wider supply chain.”

It goes on to say: “The Scottish Government is committed to ground-breaking levels of investment of £1.6 billion over the next five years to help transform the heating and energy efficiency performance of Scotland’s buildings.

“This will rapidly accelerate the installation of energy efficiency measures and zero emissions heating systems to decarbonise an area which currently is responsible for creating one fifth of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions each year.

“The investment, outlined in the current Programme for Government, is anticipated to support up to 5,000 jobs each year by 2025-26, with further growth beyond that date.”

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