City of Edinburgh Council to spend £3.3 million on energy efficiency measures for local residents
Residents of Dumbiedykes, Moredun, West Mains, South Queensferry and Niddrie Mill in Edinburgh will benefit from a £3.3 million investment into making their homes warmer, more environmentally friendly and cheaper to heat, a recent news report in the local media has been able to reveal.
The The investment is being delivered through Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Area Based Schemes, a part of the Scottish Government’s programme to increase energy efficiency and tackle fuel poverty.
It is believed that around 26% of households in Edinburgh are fuel poor, with pensioners often being most at risk.
Housing Leader, Councillor Cammy Day, said: “It’s a key Capital Coalition commitment to make sure people are well-housed and this initiative will make a major contribution to that by improving energy efficiency and making homes cheaper to heat.
“We know that the cost of heating is hitting poorer households hard and it’s great that we are able to target this investment to help those in the city who are struggling the most.”
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