New £6.2m funding aims to reduce energy bills in Glasgow

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GLASGOW City Council has accepted £6,212,342 in funding from the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficient Scotland programme.

The local authority said that the funding aims to upgrade housing stock; tackle fuel poverty; reduce carbon emissions; support the local economy and sustainable local economic development; and lever in energy company obligation funding.

The 2018 Scottish House Condition survey estimated that around 25% of Glasgow’s households were fuel-poor, which means they spend more than 10% of their disposable household income on fuel costs.

Councillor Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm at Glasgow City Council, said, “This new funding from the Energy Efficient Scotland programme is very welcome, all the more so in this time of high energy prices and a climate emergency.

“The funding will help Glasgow achieve our goals of becoming a net-zero city by reducing carbon emissions and reducing household energy bills in the city’s homes.”