The National Insulation Association (NIA) has welcomed today’s announcement from Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon of funding of £54.5 million, to help tackle fuel poverty and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland which outlines action to ensure that by 2040, all homes are improved so they achieve an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of at least Band C.
The First Minister said*: “The Scottish Government’s energy efficiency programme will help ensure all our buildings are warmer, greener and more energy efficient.
“The major investment in this programme highlights our clear commitment to ensuring that we tackle fuel poverty and reduce greenhouse gas emissions – helping those on low incomes as well as protecting our environment.”
George Donaldson, Chair of NIA Scotland which represents the insulation industry in Scotland, commented; "The NIA Scotland and our members welcome this announcement and the ambitious plan set out by the First Minister and stand ready to support the delivery of the programme.”
Insulation not only tackles fuel poverty and climate change but delivers long-term, sustainable savings on energy bills, create jobs, reduces NHS costs and helps regenerate communities.
*As quoted on www.gov.scot