Climate Change Committee recommends approval of Local Heat & Energy Efficiency Strategy & Delivery Plan to full Council

Members at today’s (5 December 2023) Climate Change Committee agreed to recommend approval of the Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy and Delivery Plan to full Council. 

The current LHEES activity is funded by the Scottish Government. Changeworks have been commissioned to support the Council with the Stage 1-8 development. 

The development and implementation of LHEES will establish a framework for heat decarbonisation in both public and private buildings, reduce energy demand, tackle fuel poverty, and contribute to Net Zero targets. 

It provides a platform for local community engagement in the heat transition, creating the opportunity for communities to help shape heat transition and improve energy efficiency of buildings in their locality. 

One of the main priorities for the LHEES is to alleviate fuel poverty. The LHEES helps understand levels of fuel poverty within the Council area and therefore the extent of interventions required to support domestic building stakeholders and to support compliance with existing regulation. 

Full details of the LHEES Strategy and Action Plan can be found within Item 6 of today’s report. 

5 Dec 2023