Scots cooncils get another £11m boost for energy efficiency

The Scot-govt. has allocated a further £11 million for local cooncils to make homes, public buildings and businesses more energy efficient.

The second wave of Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) pilot fund will help local authorities test new and innovative energy-saving approaches with households, community groups and businesses, which can then be taken forward when SEEP is rolled out fully in 2018.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the latest phase at Silverdale Nursery in Dalmarnock, which received more than £60,000 from the first round of funding in June last year to connect the building to the energy centre built as part of the Commonwealth Games Village.

This funding is part of a wider £600,000 SEEP grant given to Glasgow City Council for domestic and non-domestic projects being carried out over the next two years.

Sturgeon said: “This unprecedented large-scale, long-term programme will make our homes warmer and places of work more comfortable. It will also drive down energy bills and help us meet our ambitious climate change targets.

“Since 2008 over one million energy efficiency measures have been delivered to almost one million Scottish households. We have already invested more than £650 million since 2009 – and are committed to making another £0.5 billion available over the next four years – to tackle fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency across Scotland.”

A consultation on SEEP is currently underway and can be found here:

https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/energy-and-climate-change-directorate/scotlands-energy-efficiency-programme/

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** ‘Cooncil’ is the Scots language word for ‘council’ and is not pejorative:

 Dictionar o’ the Scots Leid  / Dictionary of the Scots Language – http://goo.gl/7xo5Bk

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