Funding offered to make homes more energy efficient

The Scottish government says people living in the isles will benefit from £1,030,719 of funding to help make homes more energy efficient.

Shetland Islands Council has been given a share of £49 million from the so-called Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland, or HEEPS, shemes.

The needs based funding is given to councils to develop and deliver mainly solid wall insulation in areas with high levels of fuel poverty.

Minister for Local Government and Housing, Kevin Stewart said: “We have made good progress and significant investment in tackling fuel poverty, supporting people across the country who need help.

“However, there are still far too many people struggling with unaffordable energy costs.”


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  • Wendy Marshall

    • June 8th, 2018 11:55

    That’s a fine idea if cavity wall insulation is an option, however in some old houses it is impossible to carry out the work. The idea that properties will be unmarketable if they score less than a C on the EPC scale is daunting to owners of old properties already suffering fuel poverty with no help on the horizon!

    • Steven Jarmson

      • June 11th, 2018 20:45

      Where does it say about not being able to sell houses that don’t meet an epc C?
      That’s just never going to happen, even under the home owner-hating SNP.
      People like me want a house that isn’t perfect and there are many more like me.
      Even the looney SNP know that stopping people buying houses with a view to improving them would be extremely detrimental the economy, and their capacity to con people into voting for them.


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