Responding to news that £2m of funding has been made available in Orkney to improve the energy efficiency of homes, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur said:
“I congratulate the Council and Warmworks on achieving this impressive milestone through the area-based scheme here in Orkney. These energy efficiency measures are vital in bringing down bills, helping keep homes warm while also reducing emissions.
“However, the £2m spent is a reflection of the level of need in the islands, where the rates of fuel poverty and extreme fuel poverty are amongst the highest in the country. Given that need, which is particularly acute in some of our smaller isles, I hope the Council and Warmworks will agree to expand the scheme, building on the success to date.”