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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-12957: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 23 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of its plan for all homes to be given a minimum energy performance rating by 2040, whether it will confirm (a) what the minimum rating will be and (b) how the energy performance will be measured.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 29 November 2017

The Scottish Government is committed to removing poor energy performance as a driver of fuel poverty. We are currently seeking views on sub-targets that underpin our ambition to eradicate fuel poverty, including a target of ensuring all homes reach a minimum energy performance rating by 2040. The Fuel Poverty Strategy Consultation is open until 1 February 2018 and can be accessed via: https://consult.gov.scot/better-homes-division/fuel-poverty/. Responses to this consultation will inform the development a Warm Homes Bill to be laid in Parliament in June 2018 and will feed into the development of a Route Map for Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme, which we will publish next year, setting out our long-term ambitions for the programme and further detail on how this will be achieved.