More than a quarter of Scottish households are still living in fuel poverty – similar to the proportion who faced cold homes a decade ago – and over a million homes fall below the energy efficiency standard needed for our health. All political parties agree this is unacceptable in a modern, wealthy country.
Change isn’t coming fast enough – for the people living in cold, damp homes and to meet climate change targets. And with a new Climate Change Bill expected to set even more challenging targets to meet the requirements of the Paris Climate Agreement, it is even more important for our homes to be made highly energy efficient and either powered by affordable low carbon heat or made ‘low carbon ready’.
Read this briefing on the topic of fuel poverty: ExHA_general fuel poverty briefing_FINAL_Jan2019