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Renewable Heat in Scotland, 2018 Appendices

This separate appendix file, containing calculations, sources and assumptions used for the analysis, has been prepared to accompany a Renewable Heat in Scotland, 2018 report by Energy Saving Trust on behalf of the Scottish Government. The report measures progress towards its target for 11% of non-electrical heat demand in Scotland, which is to be met from renewable sources by 2020. The report contains information on renewable heat capacity and renewable heat output from installations operating in Scotland during the 2018 calendar year.

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Increased benefits through the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland

The Energy Saving Trust carried out an evaluation in 2014, of the value of benefits secured by people that had been referred for a benefit and tax credit check under the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland (HEEPS) national scheme. The evaluation found that 11% of households who had referrals for benefit checks saw an increase in their benefits and the average annual increase in benefit for those households is £2,540. 

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Renewable heat in Scotland, 2017

A report by the Energy Saving Trust for the Scottish Government

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Communities case study - Greener Kirkcaldy

Home Energy Scotland partnered with Greener Kirkcaldy, a community-led charity and development trust in Fife. Their 'Climate change and our lives' project is funded by the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund and aims to increase knowledge around lower carbon travel options. Home Energy Scotland helped to set up FuelGood driver training and delivered a popular Switched On transport session.

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Communities case study - Gate Church International

Find out how Home Energy Scotland works with Gate Church International, a vibrant church group in Dundee that delivers projects to local communities. They received their first Climate Challenge Fund grant in 2014 and, since then, Home Energy Scotland has steered them towards the best training programmes and provided a wide range of advice and resources.

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Partnerships case study - MacMillan Cancer Support

MacMillan is a large organisation with a range of different advice services. We work in partnership with MacMillan so their benefit advice centres - a network of local partnerships positioned within Citizens Advice Bureaux and local authorities - can refer people to us for energy advice and support.

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