Fuel poverty

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

Fuel advisors help GHA tenants save £360,000 on energy bills

Tenants of Scotland’s largest social landlord have been helped to save more than £360,000 on their fuel bills in the past year.

Published 13 June 2017

Affordable Passivhaus service set for Scottish social housing sector

A new service will be launched tomorrow which aims to provide affordable, Passivhaus-standard social housing in Scotland.

Published 12 June 2017

Dundee council homes to benefit from £4m external wall insulation work

A near £4 million programme of external wall insulation is to be installed into Dundee City Council homes thanks to the Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland, councillors will be told next week.

Published 8 June 2017

Blog: A new regulatory approach to Scottish district heating

What price will we pay for cheaper heat? James Forbes from Burness Paull looks at district heating schemes, fuel poverty and regulation.

Published 6 June 2017

River Clyde Homes unveils £4m heating improvement plan for Inverclyde tower blocks

River Clyde Homes (RCH) is set to begin a major programme of improvement works that will see significant upgrades to heating systems at high-rise blocks at Eastern View, Kilblain Court and Royal Court.

Published 1 June 2017

Scottish Liberal Democrats pledge to create housing and infrastructure development bank

A housing and infrastructure development bank will be created to stimulate major capital investment across the UK under new plans by the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

Published 1 June 2017

SFHA calls for investment in energy efficiency to create jobs and tackle fuel poverty

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has responded to two major energy consultations by calling for long-term investment in the energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes.

Published 1 June 2017

SFHA outlines its five general election asks

With the general election just two weeks away, the Scottish Federation of Housing Association (SFHA) has revealed its five-point plan to reduce the damaging impact of welfare reforms.

Published 26 May 2017

Full business case to be developed for Aberdeen heat network

Aberdeen City Council has agreed to press on with a full business case for the proposed Phase 1 heat network in Torry which would be connected to about 800 homes and public buildings.

Published 25 May 2017

Scotland to be spared means testing for Winter Fuel Payments

Scottish pensioners will receive Winter Fuel Payments regardless of their income, despite plans to introduce means testing in England and Wales, The Times reports.

Published 19 May 2017

Energy Action Scotland issues action plan for affordable energy and warm homes

Fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland has called for the next UK government to implement three action points to ensure the UK can reach the point where domestic energy is an affordable commodity for all and housing is energy efficient.

Published 16 May 2017

£800m energy efficiency contract for councils and housing associations goes live

A national energy efficiency contract worth up to £800 million over four years is launched today.

Published 15 May 2017

Low-carbon infrastructure projects secure £43m of Scottish Government funding

District heating networks and fuel poverty initiatives across Scotland are among 13 low-carbon infrastructure projects to share £43 million of direct investment from the Scottish Government, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Published 11 May 2017

Regulation, finance and monitoring critical to success of district heating schemes

Wider regulation, more technical and financial support and better monitoring systems are priority requirements for promoting district heating in the social housing sector, according to a new research report.

Published 4 May 2017