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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-06972: Jenny Gilruth (Mid Fife and Glenrothes)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 7 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many households have received support in each year since 2007 from the energy efficiency measures that it has introduced.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 16 March 2017

Analysis of Scottish Government programmes is only available since 2009 and annual breakdowns are published on the Energy saving Trusts website here. Overall these figures demonstrate that, as of the end of March 2015, over 245,000 households have received energy efficiency measures through our schemes since 2009. Scottish Government schemes also typically interact and blend funding with UK schemes such as the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), the Community Energy Savings Programme (CESP) and the Carbon Emissions Reductions Target (CERT) and some households will receive assistance from more than one scheme . Taking these into account we estimate that, by the end of March 2015, just under 1 million Scottish Households have received support since 2009.