Improved energy efficiency in homes set to bolster the economy

A higher level of government investment into home energy efficiency programmes could help tackle climate change and create up to 9,000 jobs, economists have recently argued, according to a recent news report.

Economists at the University of Strathclyde and London School of Economics were backing calls from the Existing Homes Alliance to “transform” Scotland’s existing housing stock by making it more energy efficient.

The increased spending could boost economic activity across Scotland and reduce fuel poverty, researchers claimed.

Prof Karen Turner, director of the Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde, said: “Our own research shows that energy efficiency improvements free up disposable income for low-income households to better heat their homes or to spend on other things.

“This helps reduce fuel poverty and drive new economic activity, delivering a long term and lasting boost to the economy on top of the infrastructure programme itself.

“With the UK economy still reeling in shock from the EU referendum, energy efficiency investment is a direct shot in the arm, delivering a relatively rapid economic stimulus.”

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