Published: 2nd Oct 2020

The government has launched a new £1bn fund to help councils, schools and NHS trusts improve the energy efficiency of public buildings. The Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) will help councils install energy efficiency and low carbon heating measures, reducing energy bills and carbon emissions. According to the government, the scheme could support up to 30,000 low-carbon jobs. The fund itself will be delivered by Salix Finance, which was founded in 2004 to tackle carbon emissions in the public sector. ‘The announcement today paves the way for workers in the energy efficiency sector to see their jobs secured, and, for the country to know that public sector organisations will be leading the way in reducing the carbon footprint of the UK,’ said Salix Finance chief executive, Anne Shepperd. ‘Salix is wasting no time in opening the application for these funds and we have a great team who are ready to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)