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Our response to Scottish Government’s consultation on Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme

We welcome the Scottish Government’s commitment to prioritise energy efficiency as a national infrastructure priority through a large-scale SEEP programme over the next 20 years. This activity will help to:

  • Meet climate change targets.
  • Eliminate energy performance of domestic buildings as a cause of fuel poverty and enable measurable health and early years improvements.
  • Increase productivity, and therefore the competitiveness of the Scottish economy, through the improvement of energy performance of non-domestic buildings.
  • Create a substantial Scottish market and supply chain for energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation technologies, delivering local jobs across Scotland.
  • Regenerate communities through upgraded building stock.

As part of this consultation response ACE recommends that the Scottish Government should:

  • Set both interim milestones and final targets to set a clear direction of travel.
  • Prioritise the early implementation of energy efficiency measures while continuing to work on the decarbonisation plans for Scottish homes.
  • Implement minimum energy efficiency standards in both domestic and non-domestic buildings,
  • Implement financial and fiscal incentives to support minimum energy efficiency standards in both domestic and non-domestic buildings.

Read our response to the consultation here

See the Scottish Government’s consultation site here

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