The UK Government has released ‘A Plan for Jobs 2020’ paper outlining the next steps for the UK as we recover from the coronavirus pandemic, including a £2 billion fund to support homeowners and landlords in making their homes more energy-efficient.
“We welcome the measures announced today by the Chancellor to improve the energy performance of our buildings which will support the adoption of low-carbon heating technology.
“This investment follows the principles that are integral to a green economic recovery and is a welcome step towards reviving our economy which also helps to accelerate our progress towards net-zero.
“Ending the UK’s contribution to climate change by 2050 is a major challenge and the decarbonisation of heat will be key to achieving this.
“We look forward to further announcements from the UK Government to build on the initiatives announced today, and to understand how they will work with the Scottish Government to support a green economic recovery.”Claire Mack, CEO at Scottish Renewables.