New government consultation on de-carbonising Scottish homes and premises

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The Scot-Government has issued its latest consultation on ‘de-carbonising’ heating systems for residential and commercial premises.

The ‘Towards Decarbonising Heat: Maximising the Opportunities for Scotland’ consultation sets out how low carbon heat can reach more householders, business and communities and a clear framework for investment in the future of heat in Scotland.

It discusses how Scotland might reduce the amount of energy used for heat, diversify sources of heat, provide increased security of heat supply, greater local control and reduce the pressure on household energy bills.

It also discusses how we might stimulate potential investment to deliver de-carbonised heat through growing and emerging sectors such as district heating and geothermal; and support industries and business sectors through identifying opportunities for heat efficiency, heat recovery, and renewable sources.

Doing so will make a significant contribution to meeting Scotland’s climate change ambitions and support the delivery of renewable targets for both heat and electricity. The Heat Generation Policy Statement will be developed taking account of all consultation responses.

Send submissions by 9 June 2014 to:

Heat and energy Efficiency, 1 D South Victoria Quay, Edinburgh  
joyce.whytock@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

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