Clean energy such as heat pumps need to be installed in Scotland’s homes “at a much faster rate”, according to the financial watchdog Audit Scotland.

Its report said only about 5,000 heat pumps were installed in 2022, a long way short of the current target of about 25,000 a year.

The target is set to rise rapidly to 200,000 annually later in the decade.

Audit Scotland said ministers needed to produce a “clear delivery plan” to ensure the targets were met.

Homes are responsible for about 15% of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions, mostly from fossil fuel heating such as oil and gas boilers.

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