Energy efficiency

‘Unacceptable’ new fuel poverty figures spark Budget warm homes call

The Scottish Government’s draft budget must show significant investment in energy efficiency as a National Infrastructure Priority to end the scourge of cold, leaky homes, according to a number of organisations.

Published 15 December 2015

Wheatley plans five-year housing and jobs boost to West Dunbartonshire

Wheatley Group has unveiled an ambitious five-year strategy which will see hundreds of new homes and jobs created in West Dunbartonshire.

Published 7 December 2015

ng homes tenants encouraged to think about winter fuel bills

ng homes home energy check advisor, Imtiaz Ahmed, has been working with tenants to assist them in saving money on their energy bills and providing tips in keeping their homes warm over the winter.

Published 25 November 2015

West Dunbartonshire Council votes for highest affordable housing standards in Scotland

New affordable housing in West Dunbartonshire will have to be built to a higher design standard than anywhere else in Scotland following a council decision.

Published 6 November 2015

New research highlights increasing affordability of improving Scotland’s coldest homes

Basic improvements to Scotland’s draughtiest private homes can be made for as little as £1,000 per property, new figures have revealed.

Published 6 November 2015

Highland business wins slice of fuel poverty scheme contract

A Highland home-grown business has been awarded a contract to help the Scottish Government roll out its latest scheme to tackle fuel poverty.

Published 4 November 2015

North Lanarkshire Council identifies innovative solution for cold homes

North Lanarkshire Council has identified an innovative tool in the fight against cold homes, saving people from unnecessarily cold winters and safeguarding tenants against the threat of fuel poverty for years to come.

Published 4 November 2015

Housing associations join innovative energy renewables initiative

Several rural housing associations have partnered on an innovative energy renewables initiative which has generated free electricity for tenants and reduced fuel poverty levels.

Published 29 October 2015

Green Party calls for more government commitment to warm homes

The Scottish Green Party has described yesterday’s ministerial statement on Scotland’s greenhouse gas emission targets as a missed opportunity to show real commitment to energy efficient housing as part of efforts to tackle climate change and fuel poverty.

Published 28 October 2015

Call for Scots to help elderly winter-proof energy bills

A joint campaign from Energy Saving Trust, Department of Energy and Climate Change and Citizens Advice Scotland is calling on Scottish residents to swot up on switching energy supplier and, where possible, help an older relative or neighbour find a better deal.

Published 26 October 2015

£13m investment to help hundreds of homes in Glasgow

Over 300 difficult to heat high rise homes in the North West of Glasgow will soon benefit from major internal and external improvements thanks to a £13 million investment from Queens Cross Housing Association and its newly appointed contractor of choice Keepmoat.

Published 21 October 2015

Call to deliver warm homes after winter deaths reach 15 year high

Charity groups have called on Scotland’s political parties to commit to “end the scourge of cold, energy-wasting, hard-to-heat homes” after new figures revealed that winter deaths in Scotland have reached their highest level for 15 years.

Published 20 October 2015

Heat generated from renewables rises by over a third

The amount of heat generated by renewable sources in Scotland increased during 2014, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 13 October 2015

MP sees innovative work on progress in Dundee housing improvement project

Dundee East MP Stewart Hosie took the opportunity to meet with key staff of Abertay Housing Association on a mini-tour of an innovative project that will tackle condensation issues and insulation in ninety steel framed homes in Craigiebank.

Published 5 October 2015

Major energy work to transform Melville homes in Forth

Melville Housing Association customers in the South Lanarkshire town of Forth should see significant savings on their heating bills, following the announcement of a major energy efficiency project that will start this autumn.

Published 18 September 2015