Communities across the country are supporting Scotland's ambitions to reduce carbon emissions, Minister for Environment and Climate Change Stewart Stevenson said today.
Mr Stevenson announced that 21 groups across Scotland have been awarded over £2.9 million for the next three years through the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).
The CCF helps communities across Scotland to reduce their carbon footprint, supporting a low carbon lifestyle, and contributing to Scotland reaching its ambitious climate change target of reducing carbon emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. All applications are assessed by an Independent Grants Panel.
Solar Cities Scotland's Dundee Green Challenge project was one of those succesful. The Community Representative structures from the Dundee Wards of the West End and North East are working with Solar Cities Scotland to engage residents in a three stage behaviour change programme that will encourage 2,600 households to take up low carbon living. This will be delivered alongside a household renewable energy and insulation advice service giving tailored guidance on how to improve residents' homes through the installation of energy saving measures and renewable energy technologies linked to "best price" offers from installers.