Energy Efficient Scotland consultations open
2nd April 2019

The Scottish Government have opened two consultations around Energy Efficient Scotland and low carbon heat.

The Energy Efficient Scotland: Consultation 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.

The consultation considers how possible uncertainties associated with an accelerated programme of 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.

Respond to the consultation here:

In the future of low carbon heat for off gas buildings: a call for evidence, the Scottish Government seeks evidence on the technologies and the actions necessary to support the decarbonisation of the heat supply of buildings that currently do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel.¬†Scotland’s transition to a more prosperous, low carbon economy is already well underway. Decarbonising the way we heat our buildings is a fundamental part of this transition and important if we are to achieve our climate change targets and ambition for all Scotland’s buildings to be near zero carbon by 2050.

The call for evidence is divided into three parts: the existing market for low carbon heat, including barriers to uptake; the various technologies that may have a role to play; and the role of the government in supporting the decarbonisation of the heat supply.

Respond to the call for evidence here:

Energy Saving Trust are organising workshops on behalf of the Scottish Government covering both the Energy Efficient Consultation and the Low Carbon Heat Options in Off Gas Grid Areas: a call for evidence. The workshops are aimed at suppliers of energy efficiency and renewables products and services and will be held in Stirling and Inverness in early May. If you are interested in attending then please email