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By Fiona Reid
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Heating plan will benefit whole region

FINAL touches are being put to a new heat and energy efficiency strategy for the region.

Developed by Dumfries and Galloway Council, it aims to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from heating buildings.

It has to be submitted to the Scottish Government by December 31 and officials say it was “meticulously created with a high degree of care and dedication”.

And they believe it will help create a “brighter, more sustainable future for our communities”.

Local heat and energy efficiency strategies are long-term strategic frameworks for improving the energy efficiency of buildings in an area and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from heating such buildings.

In this region, the primary focus is on improving energy efficiency, sourcing renewable energy, and creating a network of local heat and energy infrastructure.

The council hope to work closely with the Scottish Government to execute their strategy effectively.

Commenting, Councillor Ian Carruthers, said: “We want to create even more jobs and economic opportunities, and these low-carbon opportunities can create a platform for growth in the region.”

Councillor David Inglis added: “We have the opportunity to create a more sustainable and resilient region that will benefit our communities and businesses. This can be achieved through a focus on the low carbon economy and by reducing our carbon emissions.”

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