Consultation on Scotland's Energy Efficiency Programme

Closed 30 May 2017

Opened 24 Jan 2017

Feedback Updated 14 Nov 2017

We Asked

The consultation on Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) set out the long term vision for Scotland’s building stock and looked at different options for programme and policy design to deliver that vision.

The consultation asked 27 questions and covered a range of issues including:

- the vision, aims and objectives of SEEP

- the role of regulation, standards and financial incentives

- appropriate levels and sources of funding

- the provision of advice, information and consumer protection

- how to establish and sustain local supply chains and trusted delivery agents

- the balance of local and national responsibilities, and programme delivery

You Said

We received 104 responses from individuals and organisations.  Respondents commented on what currently works and current issues with existing programmes, as well as offering views on the proposed aims and objectives of SEEP and on:

- the role of regulation, standards and financial incentives

- appropriate levels and sources of funding

- the provision of advice, information and consumer protection

- how to establish and sustain local supply chains and trusted delivery agents

- the balance of local and national responsibilities, and programme delivery

We Did

The findings from this analysis will be used to inform policy decisions on the overall design and operation of SEEP.  As confirmed in the Programme for Government we will publish a Route Map for Scotland's Energy Efficiency Programme in 2018 setting out the long-term aims of the programme and the steps we will take to realise those aims. 

Results Updated 14 Nov 2017

The consultation on Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) set out the long term vision for Scotland’s building stock and looked at different options for programme and policy design to deliver that vision.

 

The consultation asked 27 questions and covered a range of issues including:

- the vision, aims and objectives of SEEP

- the role of regulation, standards and financial incentives

- appropriate levels and sources of funding

- the provision of advice, information and consumer protection

- how to establish and sustain local supply chains and trusted delivery agents

- the balance of local and national responsibilities, and programme delivery

 

The consultation ran from 24 January until 30 May 2017 and received 104 responses. The findings from this analysis will be used to inform policy decisions on the overall design and operation of SEEP.

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Published Responses

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Overview

The Scottish Government has designated energy efficiency as a National Infrastructure Priority, the cornerstone of which will be Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) – a 15 to 20 year programme.  The Programme for Government commits to investing more than half a billion pounds  to SEEP over the next four years setting out a clear commitment to develop this programme with substantial annual funding.   By 2035, through SEEP we will have transformed the energy efficiency and heating of our buildings so that, wherever technically feasible, and practical, buildings are near zero carbon. 

This will make our homes, shops, offices, schools and hospitals warmer and easier to heat, and by reducing energy demand, we can help tackle fuel poverty, help businesses improve their energy productivity and competitiveness and release savings in the public sector for front line services.

Why We Are Consulting

The Scottish Government has already undertaken a period of pre-consultation scoping work on scenarios for the whole Programme, with internal and external stakeholders, in autumn 2016.  These discussions considered the following elements which will form the constituent parts of the Programme:

  • the role of regulation, standards and financial incentives
  • what the appropriate levels and sources of funding should be
  • the provision of advice, information and consumer protection
  • how to establish and sustain  local supply chains and trusted delivery agents
  • the nature of programme delivery
  • the balance between local and national responsibilities
  • monitoring and review process

We are now formally consulting and seeking your views on these different options for programme and policy design, as set out in the attached consultation document. We will use the responses gathered in this consultation to inform policy decisions on the overall design and operation of SEEP.

Audiences

  • People of Scotland

Interests

  • Energy