Policy and strategy documents.
How and why we should save energy.
Tips and advice about saving energy.
What grants are available to help you.
How the Council can help you get the best energy deal.
What are we doing to reduce our carbon footprint.
South Ayrshire Council’s vision is to minimise the impacts of climate change
and become more sustainable, in keeping with the commitment to Scotland’s
Climate Change Declaration.
The Council has produced a Carbon Management Strategy and Implementation
Plan. The objective is to reduce the Council’s emissions by 20% by 2012/13
from a 2005/06 baseline measured against the business as usual case. This is equivalent
to not producing 11,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum.
The main areas of carbon emissions covered by this plan are:
Our progress towards meeting our objectives is published in the latest
Scottish Climate Change Declaration Report. This report also details the
actions ongoing and actions taken, and envisaged issues that impact on our ability
to achieve our targets.
To tackle the issues of carbon emissions, energy efficiency in housing and the affordability
of heating homes, we work in close partnership with the Energy Agency based
in Ayr. They can give you advice and secure grant funding for energy efficiency
and renewable energy in private households. They can also give benefit and tax credit
checks and give access to the lowest cost energy tariffs. The Council housing stock
is in general much more energy efficient than the private stock and we continue
to make significant investment in the stock to maintain and improve it so that our
tenants’ bills are minimised.