Scotland can end the scandal of cold homes, and create thousands of local jobs in the construction, heating and insulation sectors."Patrick Harvie
Responding to figures from the Existing Homes Alliance, showing that there are up to 1.5million cold homes in Scotland, Patrick Harvie, Economy and Energy spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP candidate for Glasgow, said:
"These figures are a stark reminder of the scale of fuel poverty in Scotland. Scottish Greens successfully persuaded SNP ministers to make energy efficient housing a National Infrastructure Priority but we have yet to see the follow through on the investment required. Indeed, in the last budget the SNP cut investment in fuel poverty measures.
"A larger group of Green MSPs in the new parliament will push for bolder action. Scotland can end the scandal of cold homes, and create thousands of local jobs in the construction, heating and insulation sectors."