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S5W-02543: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 9 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government who will be eligible for support from the £10 million of funding for energy efficiency of public sector buildings referred to in the 2016-17 Programme for Government; what the application process will be, and from what date the support will be made available.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 21 September 2016

The details for how this funding will be directed is currently being finalised. However, any projects will have to meet the following criteria:

Spend to save – a demonstration that investment in energy efficiency measures will generate reduced energy bills in future and thereby a saving to the public purse;

Carbon reduction – the potential to deliver a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption;

Economic benefits – the project must have the ability to show a positive economic impact on Scotland and demonstrate that it is additional activity -not current planned investment; and

Work on the project must start in financial year 2016-17.