Energy efficiency

Energy literacy warning for young Scots

Young Scottish bill payers claim they do not fully understand their energy bill or the terms that describe how much energy they use, according to the Energy Saving Trust public opinion tracker UK:Pulse.

Published 19 June 2015

Scottish Government ‘shames’ Westminster on energy efficiency, says FMB

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has applauded Scotland’s trail blazing efforts to prioritise the energy efficiency of existing buildings.

Published 15 June 2015

Low carbon heat plans published by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has outlined its strategy to cut carbon in Scotland’s heat system.

Published 11 June 2015

People power unlocks group discounted energy in Scotland

The people power of over 20,000 Scottish households has succeeded in unlocking group discounted electricity and gas offers in Scotland.

Published 11 June 2015

Argyll and Bute Council to launch energy efficiency scheme on Islay

The Scottish Government has awarded Argyll and Bute Council funding to deliver a range of energy efficiency measures to households in Islay.

Published 11 June 2015

Government to make improving energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes a ‘National Infrastructure Priority’

Reducing energy bills and fighting fuel poverty will be at the heart of the Scottish Government’s efforts to tackle climate change as ministers announced a comprehensive new package of measures covering transport, environment and energy.

Published 10 June 2015

£10m investment plan to improve East Lothian housing stock approved

East Lothian Council has approved a £10 million housing modernisation plan.

Published 10 June 2015

Dundee City Council approves £1.6m housing investment

Dundee City Council has backed proposals which will see more than £1.6 million of improvements to council houses across the city.

Published 9 June 2015

£21m to help disadvantaged households fund home improvements

The Scottish Government has announced a new three year scheme to help low income owner-occupiers carry out essential repairs and energy efficiency improvements to their homes.

Published 8 June 2015

People power campaign for discounted energy achieves 20,000 members in four weeks

Over 20,000 Scottish households have signed up to the Big Energy Switch campaign, reaching its original target set when the campaign launched four weeks ago.

Published 5 June 2015

Green cashback scheme for social landlords given £5m boost

A green cashback scheme which offers funding to housing associations and local authority landlords towards energy efficiency measures is to reopen after a £5 million investment pledge by the Scottish Government.

Published 4 June 2015

Dundee to discuss council housing improvements and Home Owner Support Fund

More than £1.6 million of improvements to council houses across Dundee are set to be discussed by councillors next week.

Published 2 June 2015

River Clyde Homes tackles fuel poverty in Inverclyde

Over 80 Port Glasgow homes are enjoying being connected to the gas network for the first time and are already benefitting from cheaper fuel bills and more efficient heating.

Published 2 June 2015

Rural areas ‘suffer most’ from energy affordability crisis

A survey of consumers who have joined the Big Energy Switch has revealed that rural regions are being hit hardest by the energy affordability crisis in Scotland.

Published 29 May 2015

Skye house builder brings affordable homes to Auldearn

Skye based house builder R.House has launched its largest multi-unit development to date with four units dedicated to social housing.

Published 29 May 2015