Fuel poverty



North Ayrshire to consult on proposed biomass boiler system

A plan to introduce a biomass boiler system at a housing development in North Ayrshire is to be the subject of a public consultation.

Published 1 October 2019

Dundee to receive additional external wall insulation investment

Dundee City Council's neighbourhood services committee will hear on Monday how the latest £3.9 million phase of an external wall insulation (EWI) programme will provide warmer, more energy-efficient homes at over 400 properties.

Published 27 September 2019

Ofgem's latest collective switch trial sees record numbers save money

Record numbers of people have saved money after taking part in Ofgem's latest collective switch trial.

Published 27 September 2019

Dundee outlines future plans for council housing

Dundee City Council has prepared its Local Housing Strategy (LHS) for the next 5 years, covering 2019-2024.

Published 26 September 2019

Scottish Greens call for warm homes changes

Scottish Greens MSP Mark Ruskell has said that the Climate Change Bill must ensure that every family in Scotland has a warm home.

Published 24 September 2019

£30m low carbon funding to encourage renewable heating

A major fund to create low-carbon heating infrastructure is now open for applications.

Published 23 September 2019

Hundreds of Ferguslie Park homes given bright new outlook

CMS Window Systems has completed a large-scale refurbishment project for Ferguslie Park Housing Association (FPHA).

Published 23 September 2019

Call for private landlords to have access to energy efficiency funds

Private landlords who commit to providing affordable housing should be given the same financial support as housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their properties, according to Scottish Land & Estates (SLE).

Published 13 September 2019

CIH Scotland welcomes new PRS energy efficiency regulations

Proactive communication and robust enforcement are essential if the introduction of minimum energy efficiency standards in the private rented sector is to be successful, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 12 September 2019

More funding made available to help councils make homes more energy efficient

Funding of £450,000 to support local authorities decarbonise heat and improve energy efficiency has been made available by the Scottish Government.

Published 9 September 2019

Energy supplier Eversmart Energy collapses

Ofgem has moved to protect the 29,000 domestic customers of Eversmart Energy after the energy supplier ceased trading last week.

Published 9 September 2019

Housing alliance calls for energy efficiency budget to double to tackle fuel poverty and climate change

A report setting out a credible pathway to making all homes in Scotland zero carbon by 2045 has been published today by the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland.

Published 5 September 2019

Government outlines green commitments in 2019-20 Programme for Government

A £3 billion Green Investment Portfolio and a vow to end polluting gas heating in new homes within five years are part of the Scottish Government’s next steps to tackle climate change, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced in Parliament yesterday.

Published 4 September 2019

Innovative robotic technology added to Scottish Government’s warm homes scheme

Q-Bot technology has been added to the range of energy efficiency measures offered under Warmer Homes Scotland – the Scottish Government’s national scheme for improving energy efficiency in homes who are in or at risk of fuel poverty.

Published 3 September 2019