Elmhurst responds to 'Energy Efficient Scotland' Consultation
Elmhurst has spent time analysing, and liaising with our members and has now responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation around ‘Energy Efficient Scotland’.
The Scottish Government state:
“This consultation considers how any possible uncertainties associated with target setting and implementation can be overcome. It also sets out the suite of legislation that the Scottish Government will bring forward to support delivery of Energy Efficient Scotland; seeks views on the recommendations of the Short Life Working Group on Skills and Supply Chain; and explores what additional incentives could be put in place to support growth of the district heating market.”
The headlines in the consultation is that it seeks to gather evidence which might support a change to the proposed time frame to deliver standards for all properties across Scotland. It builds on earlier consultations on energy efficiency and fuel poverty which Elmhurst fully contributed to.
The Consultation consists of 5 parts:
Part 1: Establishes a suite of legislation that is required to support delivery
Part 2: Looks at accelerating the target in Energy Efficient Scotland, and how any risks can be overcome
Part 3: Brings forward the requirement for private rented homes to be EPC band C by 2025
Part 4: Outlines recommendations for quality from a Short Life Working Group
Part 5: Identifies possible actions Scottish Government could take to support district heating
Elmhurst Energy’s Technical and Operation Director Stuart Fairlie: “We at Elmhurst are fully aware of the road map that Scotland has established and we welcome this new consultation and its ambition to bring some targets forward. We advocate for a good quality process to enable all homes in Scotland to be as energy efficient as they can be, using incentives and policy to encourage and in some case mandate action. We promised to share our response with our members in order to stimulate thought and encourage others to respond with their own thoughts. The strategic goals are clearly set by Scottish Government and we hope that all responses gathered allow more of the detail to be made clear to all stakeholders.”
Elmhurst hopes that members may be encouraged to reply to the consultation themselves and we thank members that have given us their thoughts, which we have incorporated into our final response.
Members still have time to respond as the ‘Consultation’ closes on the 17 June 2019.
Energy Efficient Scotland – Consultation:
More details here: https://consult.gov.scot/better-homes-division/energy-efficient/