Fuel poverty

Argyll and Bute Council welcomes additional funding to help tackle fuel poverty

Argyll and Bute Council has received an additional £2.3 million from the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Scheme Programme to help reduce fuel poverty in the area.

Published 12 May 2021

Almond Housing Association provides support for tenants struggling with fuel costs

Almond Housing Association (AHA) has created a package of support for those who are experiencing increased fuel costs and are struggling with the pressures brought on by the pandemic and subsequent restrictions.

Published 11 May 2021

Kingdom Housing Association relieves pressure for those most in need

Kingdom Housing Association has teamed up with Energy Action Scotland and local food poverty organisation EATS Rosyth to provide a low-cost alternative to cooking at home for tenants struggling with their fuel bills.

Published 7 May 2021

Architects launch net zero housebuilding strategy which will cut energy bills by 34%

A new housebuilding strategy that guarantees net zero carbon emissions for every new home, while reducing the cost of energy bills, has been launched by architects Anderson Bell + Christie (AB+C).

Published 4 May 2021

Di Alexander: Extreme fuel poverty crisis in the Highland and Islands needs government action

Di Alexander, chairman of the Highlands & Islands Housing Associations Affordable Warmth Group and former chair of the Scottish Government’s Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force, details how extreme fuel poverty continues to affect far too many of Scotland's citizens.

Published 4 May 2021

Scotland Social Housing Fuel Support Fund opens for applications

An emergency fund for Scottish housing associations to help tenants who are struggling with the cost of their energy bills is now live.

Published 16 April 2021

Energy Action Scotland seeks changes to winter payments to cut fuel poverty

Fuel poverty champions Energy Action Scotland is calling for winter fuel and cold weather payments to be more closely targeted at people who need it most.

Published 14 April 2021

Kingdom Housing Association energy adviser recognised at national Fuel Poverty Awards

Kingdom Housing Association is celebrating after winning a top accolade at Energy Action Scotland’s Fuel Poverty Awards.

Published 7 April 2021

Ofgem energy redress scheme awards over £2m to charities

The Energy Saving Trust has today revealed 32 new charity-run projects that will receive funding through Ofgem's Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme.

Published 30 March 2021

Regulator unveils new EESSH monitor indicators

New indicators that will be used to monitor social landlords’ performance against Energy Efficiency Standard for Scottish Social Housing (EESSH) have been published by the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Published 29 March 2021

Scotland’s national chef Gary Maclean helps families in fuel poverty

Scotland’s national chef Gary Maclean is backing a new campaign to help families struggling with rising fuel bills by providing tasty ways of keeping costs down.

Published 26 March 2021

Argyll and Bute Council secures funding to fight against fuel poverty

Argyll and Bute Council and Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) have welcomed the investment of £1.23 million from the UK Government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator (SHDFD) project.

Published 26 March 2021

Over 50,000 households to get warmer, greener homes in £562m boost

From this week, the homes of 50,000 UK households will be upgraded with green improvements from a £562 million fund, reducing carbon emissions and supporting thousands of green jobs across the country.

Published 23 March 2021

Affordable Warmth programme in Glasgow saves 590,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

A report to Glasgow City Council has outlined how the Affordable Warmth programme in the city has delivered energy-efficiency improvements to homes that will result in a saving of almost 590,000 tonnes in carbon emissions.

Published 11 March 2021

Dundee fuel poverty fund distributed £300,000 during winter months of lockdown

A dedicated fund has distributed almost £300,000 to people struggling with fuel poverty during the winter months of lockdown in Dundee.

Published 11 March 2021