Amongst other policies, the plan confirms the intention to bring forward a major Scottish Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) supported by capital funding. The Scottish Government says the “SEEP delivers our commitment to make energy efficiency a national infrastructure priority, boosting energy efficiency investment in Scotland and decarbonising heat provision over the long term.”
The Government will make available “more than £0.5 billion over the next four years for energy efficiency and combating fuel poverty” which will support “around 4,000 jobs a year once the programme is fully operational”.
Next steps include a series of pilots with local authorities, the creation of an Energy Strategy, and the introduction of regulation to underpin elements of the programme.
See the full plan at A Plan for Scotland – The Government’s Programme for Scotland 2016-17