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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02699: Claudia Beamish (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 13 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the suggestion in its 2016-17 Programme for Government that it will require £10 billion worth of investment to eliminate energy efficiency as a driver of fuel poverty and its investment of £500 million from capital stimulus funds toward this, how it will fund the additional £9.5 billion required.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 21 September 2016

The Programme for Government set out that Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme will be a 15-20 year programme to improve the energy efficiency and increase the use of low carbon heat in Scotland’s homes and our public, industrial and commercial buildings. Resources to fund this programme will need to come from a mix of public and private sources and further detail on the programme will be set out in the draft Energy Strategy which will be subject to public consultation at the end of the year.