Fuel poverty

Over £13m for social housing solar panel project

A project to help people in social housing get solar panels is to benefit from a share of £13.4 million of low carbon funding.

Published 2 April 2019

Coatbridge housing blocks poised for £18.5m improvement works

North Lanarkshire Council has confirmed the appointment of regeneration specialist ENGIE for an extensive refurbishment programme on four sixteen-storey housing blocks in Coatbridge, worth a collective £18.5 million.

Published 29 March 2019

Highland fuel poverty charity receives £56,000 from national funding pot

A Moray-based charity that aims to fight fuel poverty through its energy advice service and home visits is among seven UK charities to receive funding from the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme.

Published 29 March 2019

Renewable electricity at record levels

Renewable electricity generation in Scotland reached record levels in 2018, the latest figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) show.

Published 29 March 2019

First of its kind energy advice contract goes live for housing sector

Nine Scottish SMEs have been awarded a place on Scotland Excel’s new Energy Advice Framework for services that will help citizens across the country who live in fuel poverty.

Published 28 March 2019

Government opens consultation on improved on energy efficiency target

A new consultation has been launched which aims to determine a timetable for ambitious energy efficiency targets for Scotland.

Published 28 March 2019

Scottish Labour amendments to bring forward fuel poverty elimination target

Amendments to the Scottish Government’s Fuel Poverty Bill to set a target to eliminate fuel poverty in Scotland by 2032 will be tabled this week by Scottish Labour.

Published 25 March 2019

Pilot energy efficiency project launched in Ellon

An innovative pilot project has launched in a bid to make Ellon of one Scotland’s most efficient towns.

Published 18 March 2019

Stephen Henesy: Housing associations must not be put off by Our Power fallout

The collapse of energy supplier Our Power sent a shockwave through the Scottish housing sector. Prop-tech entrepreneur Stephen Henesy of Helpthemove believes technology and utilities are still key to unlocking new revenue streams for housing associations looking to benefit their tenants.

Published 18 March 2019

MSPs back government’s fuel poverty legislation but demand further action

A Bill outlining new measures to tackle fuel poverty has been given approval in the Scottish Parliament despite concerns the plans “lack ambition”.

Published 21 February 2019

CCG and Carbon Futures conduct R&D to reduce heat loss in housing

CCG (Scotland) has taken the next steps to improve the energy performance of the typical home with research and development into heat loss.

Published 21 February 2019

Falkirk residents to benefit from £4m district heating upgrade

125 additional homes, three local schools and Falkirk Council offices are all set to benefit from a newly announced £4 million project to extend an existing district heating system and create a private wire network at Callendar Park.

Published 14 February 2019

Energy prices to increase after Ofgem raises price cap

Millions of households across Britain are set to see an increase in the cost of energy after Ofgem increased price caps for default tariffs and pre-payment meter customers.

Published 7 February 2019

Holyrood committee’s fuel poverty calls 'welcome' but 'further ambition still required'

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed a report by the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee which called for additional measures to be included in the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill.

Published 30 January 2019

Holyrood committee calls for improvements to tackle fuel poverty

A Bill to reduce fuel poverty in Scotland has been given the support of a Holyrood committee but it warned that additional measures are required to put an end to thousands of people lacking the means to keep their homes warm.

Published 29 January 2019