Free insulation for 2,000 Scottish homes

More than 2,000 households across Scotland are to benefit from free energy efficiency measures under a new scheme launched today. The £12 million initiative, jointly funded by the Scottish Government, […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

More than 2,000 households across Scotland are to benefit from free energy efficiency measures under a new scheme launched today.

The £12 million initiative, jointly funded by the Scottish Government, E.ON and Linstone Housing, aims to help reduce energy bills and tackle fuel poverty while supporting local jobs in the nation.

It will target properties in Paisley, Linwood and Johnstone in Renfrewshire, Scotland, which will benefit from external solid wall, cavity wall and loft insulation.

The news comes just a few days after power supplier SSE pledged to provide free efficiency measures to Scottish householders.

Don Leiper, Director of Energy Efficiency at E.ON said: “Energy efficiency schemes like this bring real benefits to communities; not only to the people whose homes will be more comfortable and affordable to heat but we also hope to see benefits spreading out to Renfrewshire’s small businesses who will be invited to tender to deliver this work.”

E.ON is providing £8 million for the scheme through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO).