The overall aim of this paper is to inform the development of the National Infrastructure Priority on energy efficiency and its cornerstone programme, Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP).
The starting point is the Existing Homes Alliance position that SEEP’s objective should be to ensure the vast majority of homes in Scotland should be at the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) band C by 2025. In the Alliance’s view, this level of ambition is required to meet fuel poverty and climate change objectives, and to achieve the maximum return on investment in terms of benefits – for health, jobs, and energy security.
The report sets out principles for a delivery model for SEEP based on:
- Energy efficiency measures needed to ensure that the majority of Scotland’s homes reach EPC C by 2025.
- Estimates of the broad scale of costs involved.
- Financial assistance that will be required, alongside regulation, to encourage action.