The Scottish Government is committed to introducing a Warm Homes Bill in this parliament. This briefing outlines the Existing Homes Alliance proposals for the bill, including:
- Targets for the eradication of fuel poverty and for improving the energy performance of our housing stock.
- Introduction of incentives and standards to encourage energy upgrades.
- Changes in planning to facilitate building retrofits and the transition to low carbon heat.
In our view, the Warm Homes Bill should address any barriers and facilitate opportunities to bring low carbon and affordable warmth to all households in Scotland by helping to improve the energy efficiency of our homes and supporting the growth of low carbon heat. It should also ensure equitable support for all people to enjoy affordable heat and energy use, particularly rural and remote areas.