Energy-efficiency and fuel poverty experts to publish first review of Scot-Govt SEEP retro-fitting programme at Edinburgh conference

Retrofitting the housing stock to make it more energy efficient is a policy priority in Scotland, and alongside measures to target fuel poor households a major increase in private household investment in home energy retrofit is needed.

Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) is the Scottish Government’s coordinated programme of work to improve the energy efficiency of homes and buildings in the commercial, public and industrial sectors across Scotland and decarbonising heat provision over the long term.

With the recent launch of the Scottish Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) and the Energy Efficient Scotland Route Map, CXC’s Energy Policy Effectiveness project, based at the University of Edinburgh, has carried out an evidence review of how public policy can be used to leverage investment in retrofit by ‘able to pay’ households.

And ClimateXChange and Edinburgh University are holding a conference and expert panel discussion to review the evidence and lessons learned from Scottish household evidence and home energy retrofitting.

  • Niall Kerr and Mark Winskel, the review’s authors will present the review findings and consider the factors that influence policy effectiveness in this area.
  • Aaron Gillich from London South Bank University, will present some of the key findings from his research on US and UK retrofit policy and programme design. He will also discuss his work with the UK Dept. for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
  • Alice Owen from Leeds University, will present from her on-going research on the importance of the retrofit supply chain in the home energy efficiency market, and
  • Faye Wade from Edinburgh University will present on how policy can engage with various supply-side actors, those involved with the installation and selection of home energy devices.

Scot-Govt senior civil servants will also take part in the panel discussion at the event, which is being held tomorrow, 31 May 2018 from 4pm to 6pm in St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry Street, Edinburgh. EH1 1LG

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30 May 2018

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