Fuel poverty



Hillcrest's energy advice team wins energy efficiency champion award

The energy advice team at Hillcrest is celebrating victory after winning the acclaimed Energy Efficiency Champion award at the Energy Action Scotland Awards 2019.

Published 12 November 2019

Perth & Kinross Council to host fuel poverty awareness sessions

Community groups and frontline staff who work with the public in Perth and Kinross are invited to attend free events that raise awareness of fuel poverty and how it can be tackled.

Published 12 November 2019

Scotland ‘poised for Scandi-style heating revolution’

The Scottish Government’s new Heat Networks Bill could see the equivalent of 460,000 homes heated renewably by 2030, cutting emissions from heat by 10% and helping tackle the climate emergency, according to a new study.

Published 11 November 2019

District heat network turns up the heat in Stirling

A groundbreaking project that could see homes in the Forthside area of Stirling provided with heat that’s generated from waste water is now fully operational in the area.

Published 11 November 2019

Energy Action Scotland conference to put focus on fuel poverty ahead of hard winter

With arctic winds set to bring freezing temperatures and gales to the whole country, Energy Action Scotland is to gather together policy makers, support services, industry and energy companies this week to look at the work being done to alleviate the high levels of fuel poverty currently suffered by a quarter of households in Scotland.

Published 6 November 2019

£3m more funding to boost energy efficiency of social homes

Eleven social landlords are to benefit from Scottish Government grants to provide warmer and cheaper-to-heat homes.

Published 5 November 2019

Labour pledges £6bn retrofitting investment to end fuel poverty in Scotland

The Labour Party has unveiled its plan to retrofit homes to the highest energy efficiency standards possible, create at least 18,500 direct and 16,600 indirect jobs in Scotland and give households a cash boost, while tackling the climate emergency.

Published 4 November 2019

North Lanarkshire Council named runner-up in national energy efficiency finals

North Lanarkshire Council's energy efficiency team has followed its win as Scotland's Energy Efficiency Council of the Year by coming second top in the United Kingdom in the national finals.

Published 29 October 2019

Warmworks Scotland achieves Investors in People platinum accreditation

Warmworks Scotland, the managing agent of the Scottish Government’s national fuel poverty scheme Warmer Homes Scotland, has achieved the prestigious Investors in People Platinum accreditation.

Published 28 October 2019

New report makes case for investment to support move away from fossil fuel heating

A significant increase in public spending to help move homes and other buildings away from a reliance on fossil fuel heating is required if Scotland is to successfully end its contribution to climate change by 2045, according to a new report.

Published 25 October 2019

South Ayrshire Council and Energy Agency work together to improve energy efficiency

With winter on the way, South Ayrshire Council and the Energy Agency are working to improve the energy efficiency of housing across the region.

Published 22 October 2019

English council takes 50% stake in Scottish energy company

An English local authority has invested £18 million in return for a 50% stake in Scottish energy provider Together Energy to supply its residents with green electricity.

Published 11 October 2019

Scotland's National Islands Plan addresses housing and fuel poverty problems

The Scottish Government has released its proposed National Islands Plan which provides a framework for action to improve housing and mitigate fuel poverty in Scotland's island communities.

Published 10 October 2019

Dr Jamie Stewart: When are smart meters not smart enough?

Dr Jamie Stewart, energy policy manager at Citizens Advice Scotland, discusses why the mass installation of smart meters in homes should be stalled.

Published 10 October 2019

Malcolm Thomson: Tackling fuel poverty by building sustainable homes

Sustainable housing can alleviate fuel poverty, therefore, the higher upfront costs should not rule out the use of energy-efficient materials, argues Scotframe’s Malcolm Thomson.

Published 9 October 2019