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UK: New funding to help low-income homes

Christian Fernsby |
The UK government has announced a new £562m fund that will help to improve the energy efficiency of thousands of low-income households.

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The funding will enable over 300 local authorities across England and Scotland to fund the upgrade of the least energy-efficient and fuel-poor homes.

The measures will include installing things such as cavity wall insulation, replacing gas boilers with heat pumps and installing solar panels.

Emissions from domestic properties currently account for around 35% of the UK’s total carbon emissions, the government has said has that this fund will help to cut over these emissions by 70,000 tonnes each year.

The government has also said that the fudning will help to transform over 50,000 low-income households and also support over 8,000 energy sector jobs, including local plumbers, builders and tradespeople.

Projects that will benefit from the funding include Aberdeen City Council who have been awarded £2.2m to retrofit 100 homes.

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