Innovative battery storage technology praised by Scottish Government

Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning, Kevin Stewart has praised the examples of the innovative battery storage technology being installed throughout Stirling, the Council reported on 15 August.

The technology, part-funded £324,000 from the Scottish Government’s Decarbonisation Fund, is seeking to reduce fuel poverty, reduce carbon emissions and meet the new Energy Efficiency Standards for Social Housing 2 (EESSH2) that was launched by the Minister in June 2019.

EESSH2 will be implemented from 2020 with the ambition that by the end of December 2032 all social housing is as energy efficient as practically possible.

Stewart said: “I commend Stirling Council for ensuring that more than 90% of their properties are achieving the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH), which is great news for their tenants and for the environment.” He continued: “The installation of these innovative batteries contributes to the Scottish Government’s ambitious climate change emissions reduction targets and it supports our vision that homes and buildings across the country should be warmer, greener and more efficient.”

Stirling Council

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