Date lodged: 25 March 2019
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-21335 by Paul Wheelhouse on 31 January 2019, when it plans to launch its consultation on whether Energy Efficient Scotland can be accelerated.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 26 March 2019
I have today, with the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning, launched a consultation seeking views on whether Energy Efficient Scotland can be accelerated and how the risks of doing so can be overcome or the opportunities realised. This consultation also sets out more detail about the suite of legislation the Scottish Government will bring forward to support the delivery of Energy Efficient Scotland, including district heating.
The consultation will run for 12 weeks. Kevin Stewart and I have also written to the Conveners of the Local Government and Communities, the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform and the Economy, Energy and Fair Work committees. The Government looks forward to engaging with all interested parties on this important issue.