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Scotland rolls out £224m energy-efficiency scheme

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has announced that her government has provided £224m for a scheme that will help up to 28,000 people to heat their homes, Scottish Energy News has reported.

Measures such as insulation, heating and domestic renewables in households identified as fuel poor are included in the Warmer Homes Scotland programme.

People in rural and island areas will be offered the same service as those in easier to reach locations.

The Home Energy Scotland campaign has also been launched to encourage people to call the hotline 0808 808 2282 and take advantage of free help in reducing their fuel bills.

The hotline will also provide advice on which of the home energy improvement schemes, including Warmer Homes Scotland, callers are eligible for.

Ms Sturgeon said: “Through this scheme, the Scottish government will deliver the best possible help to thousands of people who are blighted by fuel poverty, struggling to keep their homes warm and pay their energy bills.

“Warmer Homes Scotland is tailored to give vulnerable households living in fuel poverty access to measures to make their homes more energy efficient.”

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