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Scotland comes top in UK energy efficiency projects

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House showing the energy efficiency measures

House showing the energy efficiency measures

The highest number of energy efficiency measures in 2013 were in Scotland, with 58,000 installations, making it the highest number in the UK.

DECC published the statistics for the quarter showing 58,058 loft and wall insulation and new boilers were installed in Scottish homes between January and December 2013 as part of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.

That’s 24.5 measures installed for every 1,000 homes in Scotland compared to 20.5 in the UK.

The ECO scheme aims to cut carbon emissions, reduce fuel poverty by installing the energy efficiency measures.

Scotland’s Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “Thousands of homes across Scotland have become warmer and cheaper to heat thanks to the Scottish government’s support for delivery of energy efficiency schemes.

“In total, the Scottish government will spend almost a quarter of a billion pounds over a three-year period on fuel poverty and energy efficiency… While we have managed to help thousands of households in Scotland to have warmer, more energy efficient homes, with independence we would be able to change the way energy efficiency is funded to help even more people.”

ECO installed 528,886 measures last year across the UK.

 

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