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Scottish new-build homes to turn green from 2024

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  • 07/01/2020
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Scottish new-build homes to turn green from 2024
The Scottish Government is developing regulations to ensure all new-build homes use renewable or low carbon heating from 2024.

 

Renewable and low carbon heating systems will be phased in also for non-domestic buildings given consent to build from 2024 as part of a package of initiatives to help tackle climate change.

The drive to improve the energy efficiency of new homes and reduce carbon emissions is part of a £30m investment in renewable heat projects.

Scotland’s energy minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “Scotland is internationally recognised for its leadership on tackling climate change and for responding to the global climate emergency by setting an ambitious target to reach ‘net zero’ emissions by 2045. We have also set a challenging interim target of achieving a 75 per cent reduction in emissions by 2030.”

Wheelhouse said the pace of decarbonising Scotland’s domestic and non-domestic buildings had to increase significantly to achieve these targets.

He added: “We will ensure that new homes and buildings across Scotland meet the challenge of the climate emergency, combining the action we need to take on climate change with our ambition to provide affordable, warm homes.”

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