Fuel poverty



Report highlights potential for Dundee district heating scheme

Dundee city centre offers an “excellent opportunity” to develop a district heating network due to its existing heat networks, generation and density of demand, a new report has revealed.

Published 4 May 2017

Hillcrest awarded £10k to tackle fuel poverty

Hillcrest Housing Association has been awarded £10,000 by Energy Action Scotland to set up a scheme to help people who are in fuel poverty.

Published 28 April 2017

Council seeks views to tackle Orkney fuel poverty

Residents are being invited to submit their views on how to address fuel poverty on the Orkney Islands.

Published 19 April 2017

Second EDF Energy price rise will cause ‘real anxiety’ to vulnerable customers

It will be a case of ‘deja-vu’ for many customers of EDF Energy as the company puts its prices up for the second time in a matter of months.

Published 13 April 2017

Consultation on improving energy efficiency and condition standards in Scotland’s PRS

New proposals to ensure all privately rented homes in Scotland meet a minimum standard of energy efficiency have been published today for consultation.

Published 7 April 2017

£30m of interest-free loans made to help makes homes warmer

The Scottish Government has made £30 million of funding available to help householders make their homes more energy efficient.

Published 4 April 2017

WWHC freezes energy prices for 44th consecutive month

West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative (WWHC) is to freeze energy costs for tenants connected to its District Heating System until March 2018.

Published 30 March 2017

North Ayrshire Council to create its own local energy tariffs

North Ayrshire Council is to take forward plans to create its own local energy tariffs in a bid to reduce fuel poverty across the region.

Published 22 March 2017

Energy Action Scotland bemoans ‘inevitable’ electricity price rise by SSE

Energy firm SSE has followed the majority of its ‘big six’ rivals in announcing inflation-busting hikes to its standard tariffs.

Published 14 March 2017

Scottish Government commits to new fuel poverty strategy and eradication target

An independent panel of academic experts is to review the definition of fuel poverty after which a consultation will open on a new long-term fuel poverty strategy and statutory eradication target, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 9 March 2017

E.ON energy price rises ‘will hit electric heating users most’

National fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland has warned that households that rely on electric heating will be hit particularly hard by plans by E.ON to increase its standard electricity prices by an average of 13.8%.

Published 8 March 2017

New fuel poverty figures reveal ‘patchwork of progress’ by Scotland’s councils

Newly published fuel poverty figures for Scotland’s local authorities highlight the scale of the problem which many households face to keep themselves and their families warm at home, according to national fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland.

Published 1 March 2017

Blog: New thinking needed to tackle fuel poverty

Castle Rock Edinvar’s Richard Jennings asks how do we innovate to solve the problem of too many people living in cold homes?

Published 23 February 2017

Second wave of funding to improve Scotland’s energy efficiency

A further £11 million of funding has been made available for councils across Scotland to make homes, public buildings and businesses more energy efficient.

Published 15 February 2017

Glasgow approves energy efficiency and fuel poverty programme

A programme to address issues of energy efficiency and fuel poverty in Glasgow over the next five years has been agreed by the local authority.

Published 9 February 2017