Glasgow City Council's Affordable Warmth Programme was today (2 February) approved by its Executive Committee.
The programme will address issues of energy efficiency and fuel poverty in Glasgow over the next five years.
Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: "Glasgow's Affordable Warmth Programme has already achieved a great deal for the people of the city, including an annual dividend of £100 for our older people since 2011, and spent around £60million on delivering energy efficiency on almost 9,000 homes in that period. The programme for the next five years will continue this fantastic work in the city's existing homes and those under construction."
Four key policy themes inform the action plan for the programme:
The action plan will deliver improved housing stock in Glasgow, with new build homes using renewable technologies and other measures to deliver increased energy efficiency in existing stock, and will see the council working with partners such as registered social landlords, owner-occupiers, private landlords, housing associations, commercial house builders and the Scottish Government.
The council will also seek to attract as much funding as possible to help deliver the action plan, and will support the provision of free and impartial energy advice to mitigate against the effects of increasing fuel costs. Action will also be taken to ensure the city is resilient to the effects of climate change and reduce Glasgow's carbon footprint.
The 2017-22 Affordable Warmth Programme for the city will submitted to the Scottish Government in due course.
Read the full Executive Committee report on Affordable Warmth Programme here