24 companies across Scotland, including Saint-Gobain, are calling on the Scottish Government to outline its energy efficiency ambitions for the next 10-15 years.
The open letter, organised by WWF Scotland and the Existing Homes Alliance, calls for more detail about the scale and ambition of Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme over the next decade and the role of renewable energy within its plans.
The letter also requests that the Scottish Government moves rapidly to adopt the Scottish Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group’s recommendation that all homes in Scotland are supported to reach an EPC rating of C by 2025 to tackle fuel poverty.
Stuart McKill, Sustainable Habitat Leader for Saint-Gobain in Scotland, said: “Inefficient and cold homes contribute to fuel poverty in Scotland, and therefore a long term infrastructure approach to tackling poor housing is needed.
“We hope that the Scottish Government will listen to our concerns, and take the next steps to ensure that we all have affordable, sustainable ways of keeping our homes warm.”
The draft climate change plan and energy strategy from the Scottish Government will be published in January.
The companies in support of the letter are:
- A.C. Whyte & C.O Ltd
- BCA Insulation Ltd
- Eco Insulate Ltd
- Ecoliving Ltd
- Emtec Group Ltd
- Energywise Scotland Ltd
- Everwarm Ltd
- HWEnergy Ltd
- InstaGroup Ltd
- Insulated Rendering Solutions Scotland Ltd
- Insulation Solutions Scotland Ltd
- Keepmoat Regeneration Ltd
- Kingspan Insulation Ltd
- MP Rendering Ltd
- Rockwool Ltd
- Saint Gobain Ltd
- SERS Energy Solutions Group Ltd
- Star Renewables Ltd
- Structherm Ltd
- Sunamp Ltd
- SuperGlass Insulation Ltd
- Turner FM Ltd
- VG Energy Ltd