The Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies (Scotland) Order 2022
Commencement: 21st May 2022
Amends: New Legislation
This Order provides for the implementation of local heat and energy efficiency strategies and local heat and energy efficiency delivery plans.
It places duties on local authorities and the Scottish Ministers only. There are no duties for organisations.
By 31st December 2023 local authorities must prepare and publish:
- a local heat and energy efficiency strategy; and
- a local heat and energy efficiency delivery plan.
These must be reviewed and updated at intervals of no more than 5 years.
The Scottish Ministers must consult with local authorities and publish guidance relating to the production and content of the local heat and energy efficiency strategy and delivery plan.
The Scottish Ministers may request and review a local authority’s strategy and delivery plan.
Local heat and energy efficiency strategy
A local heat and energy efficiency strategy is a long-term strategic framework that sets out proposals for:
- improving the energy efficiency of buildings within the local authority’s jurisdiction; and
- reducing greenhouse gas emissions from heating within the local authority’s jurisdiction.
Local heat and energy efficiency delivery plan
A local heat and energy efficiency delivery plan sets out how the local authority intends to support the implementation of its local heat and energy efficiency strategy.
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