Priorities for developing energy efficiency in Scotland

By Robert Lyons on 6th December 2016
Date and Time: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

Central Edinburgh

This seminar discusses next steps for improving energy efficiency in Scotland.

The agenda includes a keynote contribution from Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, The Scottish Government. 

It takes place with the Scottish Government designating improved energy efficiency within homes and non-domestic building stock as a National Infrastructure Priority - and with the new Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) due to start in 2018. 

Delegates will assess latest thinking on opportunities for reducing domestic energy demand and consumption, as well as policy priorities for lowering energy bills and tackling fuel poverty. 

Sessions will also consider key issues for meeting long-term carbon emissions targets - including improving in energy efficiency across industrial and commercial premises - with the Scottish Government expected to publish its Climate Change Plan, and following publication of its energy strategy. 

Overall, areas for discussion include:

  • Delivering energy-efficient homes and commercial premises across Scotland;
  • Priorities for reducing fuel poverty in Scotland, informed by the recently published review by the Scottish Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group;
  • Regulation and the role of the Energy Company Obligation;
  • Next steps for engaging businesses with initiatives to improve energy efficiency; and
  • Developing funding strategies for improving energy efficiency in Scotland.

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This is an external event advertised through SDRN