Fuel poverty



Aberdeen City Council to set up arms-length energy company

Councillors in Aberdeen have agreed to progress plans for an arms-length external organisation (ALEO) to manage all the local authority’s energy-related activity.

Published 18 August 2016

Dundee steps up investment in energy efficient homes

More than £25 million has been spent on energy efficiency measures in Dundee homes in the past three years with another £3m in the pipeline.

Published 16 August 2016

GHA to consult on £4.3m district heating scheme

GHA is to hold a series of community events to share information on an innovative £4.3 million district heating scheme in the south side of Glasgow.

Published 12 August 2016

Blog: We need a new vehicle for ECO to ensure more money is spent on alleviating fuel poverty

By Sean McLaughlin, managing director of Matilda’s Planet

Published 10 August 2016

One in three pensioners cutting back on essentials to make ends meet

Nearly one third of over-60s living in the UK have to make major sacrifices in the face of rising costs for heating, food and luxuries, new research has found.

Published 9 August 2016

Scotland’s first ‘fuel bank’ opens in Glasgow

A “fuel bank” which offers pre-pay meter vouchers to those struggling to afford to light and heat their homes has opened in Glasgow.

Published 5 August 2016

Ofgem proposals ‘a step in the right direction’ but not a long-term solution

Measures by Ofgem to deliver a more competitive and fairer energy market are “a step in the right direction” towards helping poorest consumers but more needs to be done to help people in fuel poverty, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has said.

Published 4 August 2016

Grampian Housing Association tenants generate solar panels savings

Tenants of Grampian Housing Association are being given the opportunity to make free electricity while the sun shines.

Published 2 August 2016

Smart Energy GB and SFHA team up to spread the word about smart meters

A new partnership has been unveiled to give housing officers across Scotland the information they need to help their tenants claim their smart meters, and start getting their gas and electricity under control.

Published 2 August 2016

Orkney energy scheme receives £1.2m boost

Residents in the Orkney Islands are to benefit from a new smart-control energy system linking the renewable energy generated from wind turbines to the heating systems in their homes.

Published 22 July 2016

Funding extension for Almond Housing Association energy advice project

Almond Housing Association has been successful in securing continued Scottish Government People and Communities Funding for its energy advice project.

Published 20 July 2016

Government must learn from 'blinkered' approach to Green Deal, say MPs

The design and implementation of the Green Deal and the complementary Energy Company Obligation (ECO) put public money at risk and must not be repeated, MPs said today.

Published 20 July 2016

350 more Aberdeen homes to benefit from lower fuel costs

Councillors in Aberdeen have unanimously backed plans to expand the city’s heat network into the Torry community – offering hundreds of homes savings on their energy bills.

Published 5 July 2016

Edinburgh green energy scheme receives £820k funding boost

Residents of an Edinburgh housing estate are to benefit from cheaper energy bills after a new green energy scheme was given the go-ahead.

Published 4 July 2016

The Scottish Government will not meet its target to end fuel poverty

The Scottish Government has recently stated that it will not meet its target to end fuel poverty in Scotland.

Published 30 June 2016