Scotland Heat in Buildings Consultation
Members discussion on the Scotland: Heat in Buildings Bill Consultation
We encourage members with Scottish bioenergy interests to attend our member discussion to help formulate the REA’s response to the Scottish Government’s Heat in Buildings Bill Consultation. This consultation is of high importance for determining the role bioenergy will play in heating existing buildings in Scotland. Please register your attendance by clicking the link.
The consultation outlines proposals on new laws around the heating systems that can be used in homes or business premises – reconfirming that the use of polluting heating systems will be prohibited after 2045; and they also propose new laws on minimum energy efficiency standards for homeowners and private landlords. This therefore impacts existing buildings and future retrofit solutions.
They include bioenergy systems (including biomass and bioliquids) within their definition of ‘direct emission heating systems/ ‘polluting heating systems’, but they do recognise that there is a role for bioenergy in certain situations. They are seeking views on how flexible an approach they should take to allowing bioenergy systems under future regulation.
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