Smart Energy GB has published the latest research into national public opinion on energy and smart meters.
The research shows that almost everyone in Scotland (97%) is now aware of smart meters and amongst those who haven’t upgraded to smart meters yet, the appetite to get one installed soon is high. Over half (54%) of those in Scotland who don’t yet have a smart meter would like to have one installed in the next six months.
Local Energy Scotland is inviting rural businesses such as farmers, land managers, crofters and rural Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to come forward with innovative project proposals by the 20th September 2017.
The new fund aims to support proposals focusing on low carbon, renewables and whole system projects including, but not limited to, aspects of heat, electricity, transport, and energy management and ownership.
Chris Morris, manager, Local Energy Scotland, said:
Applications are now open for Adaptation Scotland's new community engagement pioneer project.
Scotland’s climate is changing with widespread impacts for people, nature and business. The Adaptation Scotland programme provides advice and support to help organisations, businesses and communities prepare for, and build resilience to these impacts.
Community-led organisations from across Scotland are invited to apply to the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) for funding to support local projects that tackle climate change.
Fuel poverty is running at a rate of 60% in the Western Isles of Scotland with the challenge of escalating energy costs and low energy efficiency levels.