We’re a nation of home improvers. Having a warm home, improving comfort and reducing fuel bills are big priorities for homeowners in Scotland. Now, you can do all of these things whilst also making your home more environmentally friendly, sustainable and with a lower carbon footprint. With advice and financial support, making your home green is easier than you might think.
We know that climate change is an immediate and urgent problem, but driving a car is still an essential part of many people's everyday routines. Most of these journeys - over 50% in fact - cover a distance of less than 5km.
There are greener travel options for those short, everyday journeys that not only reduce carbon emissions and help the environment but are also rich in other benefits too.
Walking, cycling, car sharing, and public transport are all great alternative methods of transport that reduce travel costs and improve both our health and our environment.
Thinking about purchasing an electric car or van? Home Energy Scotland can help you with an interest-free Electric Vehicle Loan, funded by Transport Scotland (an agency of the Scottish Government). Drivers in Scotland can apply for loans of:
up to £35,000 to cover the cost of purchasing a new pure electric / plug-in hybrid vehicle
up to £10,000 to cover the cost of purchasing a new electric motorcycle or scooter
Do you live in Scotland and drive an ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV)? Do you want your experiences to help shape Scotland’s low carbon future? The EV Life app has been designed for EV drivers in Scotland, find out more here.
Did you know that in 2017, 32% of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions came from transport? Walking, cycling, car sharing and public transport are all great alternative methods of travel that help reduce emissions and improve both our health and our environment. Home Energy Scotland provides practical advice and support to make greener travel choices.