Fuel poverty



Consumers need government support to change energy habits, report warns

The Scottish Government needs to set out a ‘route map’ of how it intends to persuade Scots to change their consumer behaviour if it wants to meet its targets on climate change, according to Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

Published 21 August 2018

Community and Renewable Energy Scheme open for applications

A Scottish Government fund to enable locally owned renewable energy projects, such as hydroelectric schemes, community wind turbines or solar panels, is now open for applications.

Published 15 August 2018

Community-owned renewable energy projects up 62% in Scotland

The number of community-owned renewable energy projects in Scotland has increased by 62% since 2011, with over 450 local communities now benefitting from green power initiatives.

Published 13 August 2018

Young apprentices help deliver energy efficient homes in Yoker

Minister for local government, housing and planning, Kevin Stewart, visited this week to see first-hand, the benefits realised by the Scottish Government’s Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland (HEEPS), an initiative to tackle fuel poverty and increase energy efficiency in homes.

Published 3 August 2018

Interest-free energy efficiency loan scheme extended

An interest-free loan offer designed to help registered social landlords progress their stock towards meeting the required Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) has been extended until the end of August.

Published 3 August 2018

‘More ambitious approach’ needed to improve energy efficiency and tackle fuel poverty

CIH Scotland has called for all homes to be brought up to a minimum of EPC C by 2030 as a new poll revealed public backing for more investment in warmer homes.

Published 30 July 2018

Scottish projects receive funding in first Energy Redress Scheme awards

A community heating network in Stirlingshire and an innovative cooking and lighting energy saving programme on Lewis are among six charity projects to have been awarded over £280,000 in funding for sustainable energy projects in the first round of grants from the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme.

Published 26 July 2018

£1.6m energy efficiency grant secured for Argyll and Bute residents

Argyll and Bute Council has secured a grant worth around £1.6m to help make energy efficiency improvements in local homes.

Published 23 July 2018

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