Fuel poverty

Energy price cap to come into force by winter

Millions of British homes are one step closer to cheaper energy bills as legislation to cap poor value energy tariffs completed its passage through parliament this week.

Published 20 July 2018

River Clyde Homes recognised for energy efficiency at national awards

River Clyde Homes (RCH) is celebrating success at the Scottish Regional Energy Efficiency Awards after scooping the prize for best small scale project.

Published 19 July 2018

Over 730 Melville homes now warmer thanks to £6m energy efficiency project

A £6 million energy efficiency programme delivered by Melville Housing Association has resulted in 736 homes across Midlothian and South Lanarkshire being significantly warmer and cheaper to live in.

Published 12 July 2018

MSPs to consider feasibility of a publicly owned energy company

Views on the feasibility of a not-for-profit, publicly owned energy company are being sought by a Holyrood committee.

Published 10 July 2018

Funding secured to tackle fuel poverty in Perth and Kinross homes

Over £2 million has been secured to help replace old central heating systems across Perth and Kinross.

Published 6 July 2018

Sector calls for increased ambition on fuel poverty

A new bill which will set targets to reduce fuel poverty in Scotland is “too narrowly focused” and will fail to address the “scandal” of cold, damp homes, according to campaigners.

Published 28 June 2018

Scottish Government sets new fuel poverty target

No more than 5% of households in Scotland should be living in fuel poverty by 2040, under a new target set out in a new bill introduced to parliament.

Published 27 June 2018

Glasgow councillor welcomes call for energy suppliers to review pre paid meters and treatment of vulnerable consumers

Glasgow City Council is to debate the use of pre-paid meters and the negative impact this can have on some consumers, especially vulnerable people.

Published 25 June 2018

Young people, renters and rural properties ‘most likely to need fuel poverty support’

The findings of new research into fuel poverty in Scotland, looking specifically at which households are most affected and what kind of support they need, has been published today by Citizens Advice Scotland.

Published 19 June 2018

Energy suppliers warned over forcible prepayment meter installations

Energy watchdog Ofgem has warned suppliers they must only install prepayment meters by force to recover debt as a last resort after new research revealed some companies are using such tactics too often.

Published 19 June 2018

Work begins on Glenrothes Energy Network

A ground breaking ceremony has taken place to mark the beginning of construction for a state-of-the-art energy centre at RWE’s Markinch CHP biomass plant in Fife.

Published 7 June 2018

HEEPS equity loan scheme for homeowners expands

More homeowners will be able to carry out energy efficiency work and improvements on their properties as a pilot scheme expands.

Published 4 June 2018

Charity bemoans SSE gas and electricity price increase

A rise in gas and electricity prices from energy firm SSE will hit consumers yet again and more warning should be given in the future, according to Citizens Advice Scotland.

Published 31 May 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