Publication - Impact assessment

Energy Efficient Scotland: equality impact assessment

Published: 2 May 2018
Energy and Climate Change Directorate
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The Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) has been undertaken to allow us to look at how this programme impacts on people and is an opportunity to promote equality.

Energy Efficient Scotland: equality impact assessment
15. Sexual Orientation

15. Sexual Orientation

15.1. Evidence Gathered: Again, there is limited information that can help us gain insight into the impacts on people with varying sexual orientation but, potentially, improvements in energy efficiency could help to ease the pressure on household energy bills, helping to reduce fuel poverty and see an increase in economic activity and jobs in the energy efficiency related sectors. Improvements would make heating homes more economical, reducing financial outgoings and potentially provide more jobs in the energy sector.

15.2. Effects/Impacts: People in this group are likely to benefit equally in line with other occupants of domestic and non-domestic buildings. As part of the consultations we will seek the views from individuals, organisations and relevant groups representing people with varying sexual orientation.