Funding for fuel poverty
Published 3 Jan 2013 13:00 0 Comments
CLACKMANNANSHIRE Council have been awarded £400,000 as part of a £1.5m project to tackle fuel poverty in homes in Clackmannanshire.
It follows a successful bid for funding under the Scottish Government's National Retrofit pilot programme to help improve energy efficiency in non-traditional constructed homes within the county.
New government investment of £3.5 million has been allocated to 19 projects across Scotland, including Clackmannanshire, for the installation of energy efficiency measures such as solid wall insulation, double glazing and central heating in older homes.
The council will work in partnership with Edison Energy to carry out a programme of External Wall and Loft Insulation on a number of non traditional build types.
The project will target 100 social rented properties and 50 owner occupiers within a wide range of property and build types, all of which are deemed 'hard to treat'.
Funding will also permit the installation of 75 Solar panels.
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 31 Dec 12
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