Energy Saving Trust



Scottish projects receive funding in first Energy Redress Scheme awards

A community heating network in Stirlingshire and an innovative cooking and lighting energy saving programme on Lewis are among six charity projects to have been awarded over £280,000 in funding for sustainable energy projects in the first round of grants from the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme.

Published 26 July 2018

Existing Homes Alliance leads 50 organisations in call for real Warm Homes Bill

The Scottish Government is in danger of failing to deliver a real Warm Homes Bill for Scotland, a group of 50 civil society and business organisations has warned.

Published 29 May 2018

860,000 households may have missed out on £1,500 by not switching energy supplier

Failing to switch energy supplier may have cost 860,000 Scottish households more than £1,500 each over the past six years – the equivalent of more than half a year of the UK’s average weekly shopping trips, according to new statistics.

Published 22 January 2018

Energy summit urges ‘big six’ to do more to support vulnerable consumers

The Scottish Government hosted an energy summit yesterday to challenge the ‘big six’ energy suppliers to do more to help people who are struggling to pay their energy bills.

Published 18 January 2018

£80m strategic energy blueprint unveiled with 50% clean energy pledge by 2030

The Scottish Government has published the country’s first Energy Strategy which it said will strengthen the development of local energy, empower and protect consumers, and support climate change efforts while tackling fuel poverty.

Published 21 December 2017

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