Fuel poverty



£1.7m grant to make Argyll and Bute homes more energy efficient

Argyll and Bute Council has been awarded a grant of more than £1.7 million from the Scottish Government's Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Area Based Scheme (HEEPS: ABS).

Published 16 July 2019

Wind energy output ‘could power every home from Harris to Harrogate’

Scotland’s renewable electricity output soared in the first half of the year to provide enough energy to power all homes from across Scotland and north of England, according to new figures.

Published 15 July 2019

Ewan Jures: Is it time to get heated about heating new homes?

WSP associate Ewan Jures on the importance of district heating networks.

Published 12 July 2019

North Lanarkshire Council named Scotland's Energy Efficiency Council of the Year

North Lanarkshire Council has been recognised for its "exceptional commitment" to promoting energy efficiency across the area.

Published 10 July 2019

Energy firm ordered to pay £350,000 over failings for renters

An energy supplier has been fined for failings which resulted in customers being unable to move to cheaper tariffs or access their accounts.

Published 5 July 2019

Ofgem visits Knowes Housing Association in Faifley

Knowes Housing Association was delighted to be selected for a visit to its office in Faiflley by Ofgem’s chief executive officer, executive director and four members of the Ofgem board.

Published 4 July 2019

New green mortgage fund could reduce energy bills

Households could cut mortgage rates, save money on their energy bills and reduce emissions from their homes under plans to roll out green mortgages.

Published 1 July 2019

New standard of energy efficiency launched to further reduce bills for low income households

The Scottish Government has set a new standard to further improve the energy efficiency of homes in the social housing sector.

Published 28 June 2019

£4.2m funding to improve energy efficiency of Glasgow homes

Glasgow City Council has approved funding of almost £4.2 million towards making homes in the city more energy efficient. The funding is expected to deliver insulation measures to 776 households in the owner-occupier and private landlord owned sectors.

Published 28 June 2019

CIH Scotland supports accelerated programme for energy efficiency

CIH Scotland has called for the introduction of a minimum energy efficiency standard of EPC C for all homes by 2030, including owner occupied homes.

Published 18 June 2019

Social landlords to receive £3.5m in extra funding for energy efficiency

The Scottish Government has announced funding of £3.5 million for social landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their properties.

Published 13 June 2019

SSEN partners with Citizens Advice Scotland to reduce fuel poverty in the north of Scotland

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) and Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have joined forces to launch a £140,000 energy advisor programme to support vulnerable households and help reduce fuel poverty in the north of Scotland.

Published 12 June 2019

New bill aims to lift households out of fuel poverty

Legislation to support people who struggle to pay their fuel bills, targeting those who need help the most, has been passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament.

Published 12 June 2019

Amended Fuel Poverty Bill set for Royal Assent this summer

The Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill 2019 is expected to receive Royal Assent this summer after the legislation passed Stage 3 at Holyrood yesterday.

Published 7 June 2019

Scottish Parliament set to vote on fuel poverty amendments

MSPs will vote on a series of amendments to the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill as the proposed legislation begins its third stage of proceedings today.

Published 6 June 2019