12 March 2024

No home left behind – equitable and sustainable heating for all in Scotland

Join this Energy Demand Research Centre (EDRC) event hosted by the Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde to explore how action and resources can best be targeted to accelerate progress towards Scotland’s net zero ambitions and eradicate fuel poverty.

For Scotland to meet its net zero targets by 2045, the way buildings are heated needs to change. The Scottish Government’s 2021 Heat in Buildings Strategy articulates an ambition of transitioning over one million homes in the country to zero emissions heating by 2030. This ambition poses a complex challenge, considering that almost a third of Scotland’s population is currently living in fuel poverty.

This event will bring together representatives from the Scottish Government, energy suppliers, civil society, community groups, and academia to discuss these critical issues.


Catherine Williams, Deputy Director Heat in Buildings, Scottish Government (confirmed)
Rob McGaughey, Head of Smart Heat, Scottish Power (confirmed)
Frazer Scott, Chief Executive, Energy Action Scotland (confirmed)
Professor Karen Turner, Director, Centre for Energy Policy (confirmed)
Chair: Satwat Rehman, Just Transition Commission (confirmed)


16.00 Introductions to panellists

16.15 Panel Discussion, Q&A, discussion

17.45 Refreshments

18.30 Event ends

Please register as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Important notice: This event will be photographed/recorded, and images may be used for future marketing, promotional or archive purposes. If you would prefer not to be photographed, please let us know.

Key info

16:00 - 18:30 GMT

Conference Room 3, Level 3, Technology and Innovation Centre
99 George Street Glasgow G1 1RD