Fuel poverty

Calls for tougher energy targets for PRS homes

Scottish Labour has called on the Scottish Government to introduce tougher targets to make private rented homes more energy efficient.

Published 8 August 2017

Manor Estates completes third phase of insulation projects

Manor Estates Housing Association has completed the third phase of its external wall insulation programme on houses and flatted properties.

Published 2 August 2017

Orkney residents invited to bid for energy efficiency funding

Up to £1.4 million is available for Orkney residents to help make their homes more energy efficient.

Published 31 July 2017

Glasgow to develop sustainable solutions to fuel poverty with €4.1m EU grant

More than €4 million has been awarded to Glasgow City Council to develop sustainable solutions tackling issues such as fuel poverty, ageing infrastructure and air quality on its new smart street district.

Published 28 July 2017

National Grid announces £150m Warm Homes Fund

A new £150 million fund has been launched to help make households in Great Britain warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat.

Published 21 July 2017

Blog: Energy efficiency in privately rented homes: you talked, we listened

Shelter Scotland asked private renters about the conditions in their property. Lisa Glass outlines what they had to say.

Published 21 July 2017

Midlothian residents feel the heat after Castle Rock Edinvar facelift

Residents of a Midlothian street are set to benefit from lower fuel bills and cosier homes thanks to a Scottish Government grant obtained by Castle Rock Edinvar. 

Published 14 July 2017

RIHAF and SFHA to tackle fuel poverty through new strategy

As the Scottish Government prepares to begin a consultation in to fuel poverty, a new strategy has been drafted which could be adopted by the Rural & Islands Housing Associations Forum (RIHAF) and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 13 July 2017

Charities call for action to prevent 80 fuel poverty deaths every day this winter

Around 80 frail and vulnerable people across the UK will die every day this winter unless action is taking to prevent fuel poverty, a new report has warned.

Published 10 July 2017

Energy suppliers 'not doing enough for low income Scots'

Energy suppliers are not doing enough to help customers on low incomes, according to a new report by Citizens Advice Scotland.

Published 28 June 2017

Research details pros and cons of face-to-face fuel poverty advice schemes

A new report has found that face-to-face advice schemes for Scots who are in fuel poverty are a necessary service for certain consumers but that improved monitoring and evaluation of projects is needed.

Published 23 June 2017

New videos demonstrate impact of tackling poor health and fuel poverty in tandem


Published 22 June 2017

Grant to help make Argyll and Bute homes more energy efficient

Argyll and Bute Council is giving householders the opportunity to make their homes more energy efficient as a result of the Scottish Government’s Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Area Based Scheme (HEEPS: ABS).

Published 20 June 2017

NHS Tayside lends support to energy efficiency campaign

Staff at NHS Tayside are learning how they can save energy at home and in the workplace as part of a new energy efficiency campaign.

Published 15 June 2017

Heating contractors invited to bid for £600m social housing procurement framework

Specialist heating contractors from across Scotland are being invited to submit bids to take part in a new £600 million procurement framework specifically designed to help registered social landlords meet their obligations under the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH).

Published 13 June 2017