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Potential Economic Impacts of the Scottish Governments £20million 'Post-Brexit' Energy Efficiency Spending Stimulus

Turner, Karen and Katris, Antonios and Riddoch, Fiona and Figus, Gioele (2017) Potential Economic Impacts of the Scottish Governments £20million 'Post-Brexit' Energy Efficiency Spending Stimulus. [Report]

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Abstract

In September 2016, Scotland's First Minister announced the allocation of £20 million to be spent on energy efficiency measures, split between £10 million in social housing and £10 million in public buildings. The spending was announced as part of an economic stimulus package. Here we consider the potential impacts on several key performance indicators of the spending injection itself and of the intended boost to energy efficiency in the two targeted sectors.