Energy Saving Trust



Updated scheme offers green homes loans to homeowners

Homeowners can now apply for an interest free loan of up to £32,500 to improve the energy efficiency and use of renewable technologies in their properties.

Published 3 May 2017

One million Scottish homes ‘could save £300m’ by switching energy supplier

Scottish households missed out on £300 million of savings last year because they didn’t change their energy supplier, according to new statistics.

Published 26 October 2016

More homes using renewable heat than ever before

More Scottish homes and businesses are seeing the benefit of renewable heat than ever before, according to new figures.

Published 7 October 2016

Green home owner invites Dunbartonshire neighbours to look through the keyhole

The ‘Green Designs’ open doors series will reach Alexandria this weekend when homeowners Mary and Ian Sweetland invite local residents to look through the keyhole at their green home.

Published 16 September 2016

Green homes on show in Midlothian and Kinross

A series of events which gives residents the chance to look through the keyhole at some of Scotland’s most inspirational green homes is to continue in Midlothian and Kinross next weekend.

Published 31 August 2016

Highland green home owners open doors to public

The owners of one of Scotland’s most inspirational green homes will open their doors to neighbours this weekend as part of a series of ‘Green Designs’ events.

Published 17 August 2016

Scotland’s homeowners’ biggest problems revealed as lack of storage and cold rooms

A lack of storage and difficulty keeping rooms warm are their biggest household concerns facing Scottish homeowners, according to a new survey.

Published 21 July 2016

Applications still welcome for £224m warm homes scheme

With more than £200 million of support still available, the 2000th customer of a Scottish Government scheme to help vulnerable people trapped by fuel poverty has urged people to take advantage of its “life changing” impact.

Published 16 May 2016

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

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

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

New £224m scheme to tackle fuel poverty

First minister Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled a new fuel poverty scheme, backed by up to £224 million from the Scottish Government, which will help as many as 28,000 Scots to heat their homes.

Published 15 September 2015

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

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