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Housing associations welcome green deal

THE SCOTTISH Federation of Housing Associations has welcomed a Labour Party proposal to work with councils to insulate homes and fit them with solar panels and other renewable energy systems.

SFHA chief executive Mary Taylor said: “The SFHA welcomes any initiative that seeks to lower carbon emissions and reduce fuel poverty.

“We believe that while the challenges of climate change and fuel poverty are daunting, they also represent a significant opportunity.

“If initiatives to improve insulation and harness the potential to develop small scale renewable electricity and heat projects can be developed on a large scale then they will create much needed employment and training opportunities. The SFHA and its members are keen to assist and well placed to do so.”