The Existing Homes Alliance commissioned this report to help inform the debate on how to fund Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme. This work follows on from our report on SEEP delivery models. In our view, finance is one piece of the jigsaw that must be in place to ensure SEEP’s success. However, finance on its own will not create demand for energy efficiency. Demand will need to be driven by a combination of incentives, communication and regulation.
A variety of mechanisms will need to be deployed to attract private finance, such as loans, tax incentives, and partial grants. This report focuses on potential loan programmes that would enable take up of energy efficiency upgrades.
This report is a ‘think piece’ to encourage exploration of a range of options to suit different householder needs, costs of measures and timescales. It does not represent a position from the Existing Homes Alliance.
We welcome feedback from the government and stakeholders.