The Scottish Government published its analysis of possible delivery mechanisms for the Energy Efficient Scotland (EES) programme on 19 April.
The programme aims to make Scotland’s existing buildings near zero carbon by 2050 to reduce fuel poverty and tackle climate change. The analysis found that bringing all of Scotland’s housing stock up to the required standard will necessitate an average of 66,000 measures installed a year between now and 2040 – the government said that the current rate of installations is in line to hit this target, but the rate is slowing down. It also found that property owner buy-in will be required, as well as incentivising private landlords.
In addition, the analysis concluded that a “significant escalation” of help to fuel poor households is required, in particular Warmer Homes Scotland.