Fuel poverty



Greens disappointed at vote on fuel poverty budget increase

Scottish Green Party MSPs have expressed disappointment after Holyrood's other main parties voted against proposals to allocate more than the proposed £125 million per year to eradicate fuel poverty.

Published 17 November 2016

Glasgow City Council outlines £5m home energy efficiency programmes

Over £5 million is to be allocated to three affordable warmth and energy efficiency programmes in Glasgow, councillors have been told.

Published 17 November 2016

Blog: Eight tools to tackle fuel poverty

Ahead of yesterday’s Scottish Parliament debate on fuel poverty, Scottish Greens housing spokesperson Andy Wightman says it’s time to consider what more can be done to steward our housing wealth as a public asset into homes that are warm, watertight and fit for the future.

Published 17 November 2016

Coalition calls for an end to scourge of Scotland’s cold homes

A coalition is urging the Scottish Government to substantially increase the funding available to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland's homes ahead of a debate today in the Scottish Parliament.

Published 16 November 2016

Energy minister visits Castle Rock Edinvar’s integrated renewable energy project

Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse joined representatives from thermal energy storage technology firm Sunamp and Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association at an event to mark the successful completion of Phase 2 of a unique project that is already cutting fuel costs for over 2,000 residents across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Published 16 November 2016

Scottish Labour makes plea for new fuel poverty elimination target

Scottish Labour is to use an upcoming Holyrood debate to call for a new target to eliminate fuel poverty after the Scottish Government failed to meet its pledge to eradicate the problem.

Published 14 November 2016

HHP wins funding for insulation works

Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) has been awarded £340k from the Scottish Government as part of the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes Capital Acceleration Programme (HEEPS-CAP).

Published 14 November 2016

Funding to help Borders housing associations improve energy efficiency

Scottish Borders Council has been awarded £225,000 from the Scottish Government to help improve the energy efficiency of social housing in the area.

Published 11 November 2016

New chairman for Warmworks Scotland board

Warmworks Scotland has announced the appointment of David Green OBE as independent chairman of its board of directors.

Published 7 November 2016

Leading union calls for public ownership to fight fuel poverty

Scotland’s biggest trade union, Unite, has said politicians need to support public ownership of energy companies if they are serious about tackling the country’s fuel poverty crisis.

Published 4 November 2016

One million Scottish homes ‘could save £300m’ by switching energy supplier

Scottish households missed out on £300 million of savings last year because they didn’t change their energy supplier, according to new statistics.

Published 26 October 2016

Independent report recommends review of fuel poverty definition

Expert review groups into fuel poverty have called for the definition to be reviewed to ensure help is targeted at those who need it most.

Published 25 October 2016

Call to reset fuel poverty elimination target date

National fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland has urged Scottish Ministers to reset the target to eliminate fuel poverty in Scotland.

Published 25 October 2016

Facelift for Ayr flats paves way for cheaper bills

A major facelift for more than 100 flats in central Ayr is set to drive down heating bills for tenants and residents.

Published 21 October 2016