A.C. Whyte are supporting the Climate Emergency Response Group’s (CERG) call for a transformative Climate Emergency Scottish Budget. The group published a report today detailing the public spend commitment required to transition to net-zero emissions by 2045, outlining that rapid action is required over the next decade.
With a focus on five immediate actions across Agriculture, Green Growth Accelerator projects, Zero Emission Cities, Building retrofit and a Heat Pump sector deal, CERG acknowledge that substantial capital and revenue funding over multiple years needs to be realised.
The report states there is an urgent need to scale up existing initiatives. Jennifer Phin, Managing Director at A.C. Whyte commented:
A.C. Whyte have been heavily involved in delivering projects under the current HEEPS: ABS projects and we have successfully improved the energy efficiency of over 3,600 properties since its introduction in 2014. We agree with the need to increase pace and scale of energy efficiency retrofit improvements, which offers the simplest and most cost-effective way to reduce emissions and reduce demand for heat.