Scots grab greener homes deal

Thousands of Scots have signed up to green their homes through Scottish Government's £15 million home insulation scheme.

Earlier this month the Scots announced £10m for insulation schemes earlier this month.

Nearly 20,000 households have received personalised energy saving advice and greener home energy reports, according to the Scottish Government.

More than 5500 households have also been referred for free, or discounted, cavity wall or loft insulation.

Scottish housing and communities minister, Alex Neil, said: “Scotland is leading the way on reducing our carbon footprint and introducing modern measures for modern times, to help meet our ambitious climate change targets.

“By offering householders help with making their homes more energy efficient, people are being given the opportunity to do their bit for the environment.

“Importantly this is helping make homes warmer and reduce fuel bills – we’ve all been reminded how important this is by the freezing conditions this winter.

“The new money and measures for next year’s scheme is more good news – it will not only strengthen our contribution to the climate change agenda and help us to tackle fuel poverty, but it will also provide work for insulation companies and training opportunities for energy assessors.”

Luke Walsh

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