Question reference: S5W-02271
- Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
- Date lodged: 1 September 2016
Current status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 15 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the call on 30 August 2016 from the Existing Homes Alliance for the forthcoming budget to significantly increase public investment in home energy efficiency measures.
This Government has allocated almost £650 million since 2009 and, as announced in the programme for government we will make available, through Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme, a further half a billion pounds over the next four years, meaning over £1 billion will have been committed by 2021 to tackle fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency.
The programme for government also announced a further £10 million for domestic energy efficiency helping make Scotland’s homes cheaper to heat and reducing the costs of energy bills for householders. Including this investment, in 2016 we are making available £113 million to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes, building on the one million energy efficiency measures delivered to almost one million Scottish households since 2008.