Home energy efficiency: equity loan pilot

Closes 8 Oct 2021

Opened 2 Aug 2021

Overview

Scotland’s long term climate change targets will require the near complete decarbonisation of our energy system by 2045, with renewable energy meeting a very significant share of our needs. The Scottish Government's draft  Heat in Buildings Strategy  sets out a pathway to zero emission buildings by 2045 and details a series of near-term actions as well as long term commitments to accelerate the decarbonisation of both existing and new buildings.

The Energy Efficiency Equity Loan Pilot has delivered 55 completed loans with all installations carried out, to eligible homeowners since its inception in 2017.  We now wish to consider the potential to develop the pilot as part of the suite of support schemes for the decarbonisation of buildings as set out in the draft Heat in Buildings Strategy.

The call for evidence will run for 10 weeks until 8 October. We will also gather detailed feedback through an independent survey of homeowners who have participated in the pilot, to assess the impact that the measures they have implemented have had on their wellbeing, as well as their energy bills and carbon reductions achieved. Three facilitated webinars will also be run within the consultation open window, the dates and times being:

  • Monday 16 August 3pm - 5pm,
  • Thursday 26 August 10am - 12 noon,
  • Wednesday 1 September 10am - 12 noon.

Reports will be published at the end of 2021 reviewing the pilot, stakeholder responses and providing information on future next steps.  

Why your views matter

Read the consultation paper.

This call for evidence seeks feedback on the pilot as well as stakeholder views to inform the Scottish Government’s consideration of future delivery. We are also seeking input on potential actions to modify and enhance the pilot to ensure optimal and sustainable outcomes should the decision be taken to proceed with progressing the pilot to a national roll out.

Give us your views

Events

  • The future of the Equity Loan: webinar 1

    From 16 Aug 2021 at 15:00 to 16 Aug 2021 at 17:00

    Virtual stakeholder event to discuss the challenges and barriers the a possible nationwide future delivery of the Home Energy Efficiency Equity Loan Pilot.

  • The future of the Equity Loan: webinar 2

    From 26 Aug 2021 at 10:00 to 26 Aug 2021 at 12:00

    Virtual stakeholder event to discuss the challenges and barriers the a possible nationwide future delivery of the Home Energy Efficiency Equity Loan Pilot.

  • The future of the Equity Loan: webinar 3

    From 1 Sep 2021 at 10:00 to 1 Sep 2021 at 12:00

    Virtual stakeholder event to discuss the challenges and barriers the a possible nationwide future delivery of the Home Energy Efficiency Equity Loan Pilot.

Interests

  • Energy
  • Environment and Climate Change