Fuel poverty



Scots with electric heating pay ‘three times as much’ as gas users

A new report has highlighted the use of expensive electric heating among low income households and the difficulty many have accessing support to switch to cheaper fuel sources.

Published 11 October 2018

Stirling home heating scheme celebrates 1000th happy customer

A joint initiative between Stirling Council and the Scottish Government has helped increase the heat for more than 1,000 homes across the area.

Published 8 October 2018

Grampian Housing Association named Eco Hero at Northern Star Business Awards

Grampian Housing Association is celebrating its win of the Eco Hero award in the Northern Star Business Awards in recognition of initiatives to address fuel poverty.

Published 5 October 2018

New report reveals trials of Scots who use oil to heat their homes

New research by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has revealed the challenges faced by those Scots who use oil to heat their homes.

Published 5 October 2018

£2.5m made available through energy redress scheme

Charitable organisations across Britain are being urged to get their applications ready as £2.5 million of funding becomes available in the next round of the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme.

Published 2 October 2018

Aberdeen City Council unveils free insulation programme

Social enterprise Scarf and Aberdeen City Council have announced a scheme funded by the Scottish Government offering a raft of free insulation measures to homes across the city.

Published 26 September 2018

Fife Council delivers heat metering and billing framework

A heat metering and billing framework for use by local authorities and housing associations that is designed to help grow the heat network market and ensure customer protection has been created by Fife Council.

Published 26 September 2018

Dundee approves further £3.25m investment in energy efficient homes

Councillors have approved a spending programme for the latest £3.25 million phase of an external wall insulation programme in Dundee.

Published 25 September 2018

Smart meters rolled out in the Outer Hebrides

Smart meters from Our Power have been rolled in the Outer Hebrides with further installations scheduled to take place in the coming weeks.

Published 25 September 2018

Dundee’s external wall insulation programme recognised

A programme of external wall insulation carried out by Dundee City Council has been recognised with a series of awards.

Published 24 September 2018

National Energy Efficiency Awards recognition for River Clyde Homes

River Clyde Homes is celebrating success at the National Energy Efficiency Awards after scooping the prize for National Insulation and Fabric Project of the Year.

Published 19 September 2018

Cold homes ‘ten times more dangerous than roads’ during severe weather

People in the UK were ten times more likely to die from a cold home than a road accident during last winter’s cold snap due to poor planning and a lack of national resources, two energy charities have warned.

Published 17 September 2018

Holyrood committee seeks views on new fuel poverty target

Proposed legislation which sets a new target relating to the eradication of fuel poverty is to be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee.

Published 17 September 2018

#ScotPfG: Existing Homes Alliance welcomes fuel poverty bill as 'once-in-a-generation opportunity' for warm homes

The Existing Homes Alliance has described the Scottish Government's new Fuel Poverty Bill as a "once-in-a-generation opportunity" to achieve warm homes for all.

Published 5 September 2018

Scottish Power price rise ‘to hit Scots who are struggling’

Energy provider Scottish Power is to increase dual fuel energy prices for those on its standard variable tariff by 3.7%.

Published 28 August 2018