£20m to keep the Scots warm

The Scottish Government will be investing £20 million to tackle fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency in homes in Scotland. Around £6 million from the pot will go towards supporting […]

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By Taryn Nixon

The Scottish Government will be investing £20 million to tackle fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency in homes in Scotland.

Around £6 million from the pot will go towards supporting energy-saving measures such as solid wall and loft insulation.

The remainder will be invested in low cost energy efficient loans, made available to the private sector.

Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil said: “This additional funding means we have allocated over half a billion pounds since 2009 to make Scotland’s homes more energy efficient.

“Given the recent reductions in energy costs, all energy providers must implement price cuts now and not wait until the Spring.”