The Scottish government has made £450,000 funding available to support local authorities in decarbonising heat and improving energy efficiency.
On 7 September, it said that local authorities can apply for funding to pilot Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies. These strategies would look to identify local solutions to reduce emissions from buildings as well as tackling fuel poverty. The funds are available to nine local authorities who have not yet piloted strategies: Angus Council; Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; East Ayrshire Council; East Dunbartonshire Council; East Renfrewshire Council; Moray Council; North Ayrshire Council; South Ayrshire Council; and West Dunbartonshire Council.
Energy Minister, Paul Wheelhouse, said: “Communities and local authorities are vital in helping us achieve our ambitious target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. These strategies will give local authorities and communities a real stake in planning how to reduce emissions from how we heat our homes and buildings.”