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Scottish Borders Council

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… loos that can fit a shower or all ability access if needed. Homes are warmed by affordable to run heat pumps, fitted by engineers trained in the Borders and use clean electricity. High carbon fuel systems and fuel poverty are gone. Natural polymers from Border trees insulate our older homes and businesses and provide textiles for clothes and furnishing. Our children walk and cycle…

… stock, business premises and public buildings in the Scottish Borders are older (pre-1945) and dispersed making improvements at scale harder to achieve. Cold and energy inefficient homes are detrimental to health and in 2018 29% of Borders households were in fuel poverty, with 15% living in extreme fuel poverty. These figures are worse than the Scottish average and occur particularly amongst…

… widely, while the costs do not unfairly burden people less able to pay, or whose livelihoods are directly or indirectly at risk as the economy shifts and changes. SBC agreed an Anti-Poverty Strategy in February 2021. People’s attitudes to the causes and impacts of climate change will take time to develop and evolve. "Changing attitudes towards climate change is not like selling a particular…


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