Monday, 13 February 2012

Money for energy efficient homes and fuel poverty

A FURTHER £87 million will be invested in affordable and energy efficient homes to support jobs in the construction industry, the Scottish government has announced.

Some £42 million will expand shared equity schemes and the Housing Infrastructure Loan Fund over the spending review period. This also includes £10 million for a new Greener Housing Innovation Scheme aimed at encouraging councils and housing associations to build greener homes using modern, more efficient and, environmentally friendly technology.

Also included is around £5m to support connecting fuel poor communities to the gas grid taking up an early proposal made through the Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum’s review of the Fuel Poverty Strategy.

Further details here

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