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Greens showcase need for ‘housing revolution’ in Scottish Green New Deal

A “housing revolution” to ensure warm and affordable homes forms part of a new campaign to transform Scotland’s economy unveiled by the Scottish Greens.

Published 30 August 2019

Inverness residents to receive increased winter payment

The continuation of a winter payments scheme with an increase of £2 has been approved by members of Highland Council’s City of Inverness Area Committee.

Published 30 August 2019

Group issues immediate 12-point plan to tackle Scotland’s climate emergency

A group of civic and business leaders has called on the Scottish Government to enhance building standards to deliver zero-carbon homes and accelerate Scotland’s energy efficiency retrofit scheme as part of a series of recommendations to ramp up its response to the climate emergency in its forthcoming Programme for Government.

Published 26 August 2019

Innovative battery technology ensures warmer council homes in Stirling

Stirling Council’s investment in innovative new technology to ensure warmer, greener and more energy-efficient local authority homes has been praised by the Scottish Government.

Published 16 August 2019

£10m made available for charities to support vulnerable energy consumers

The fifth round of the Ofgem Energy Redress Scheme will reopen for applications on August 19 with £10 million available, the largest amount being accessible to support vulnerable energy consumers.

Published 13 August 2019

Greens in urgent call for change in way homes are heated

Urgent action is required to transform the way Scottish homes are heated amid the climate emergency, according to the Scottish Greens.

Published 12 August 2019

Eildon to trial modern construction methods on new affordable green homes in the Borders

Eildon Housing is to undertake an “exciting” new building project which will deliver warmer, cheaper, affordable homes while also considering the future of house building and its impact on the environment.

Published 8 August 2019

First Minister launches Stirling District Heat Network

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has officially opened a new £6 million project which uses cutting-edge renewables technology to harness energy from waste water.

Published 8 August 2019

Utilita Energy fined for failing to meet carbon emission reduction obligations

Energy watchdog Ofgem has fined Utilita Energy £175,000 after the provider failed to meet its carbon reduction obligations under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme between 2015 and 2018.

Published 30 July 2019

Ground-breaking Renewables Research Centre plans unveiled for Cumnock

A new energy project is to be developed in the former mining town of Cumnock, once a powerhouse of coal production in Scotland.

Published 30 July 2019

Stephen Herriot: Climate emergency creates added pressure to make Scotland’s social housing more energy efficient

Social landlords are leading the way in terms of the energy efficiency standards of homes in Scotland, but more work lies ahead to satisfy a new level of expectation, writes Stephen Herriot.

Published 26 July 2019

Stewart Little: Responsible Retrofit

With the latest Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing 2 (EESSH2) targets announced recently by the Scottish Government, Stewart Little from IRT Surveys explains how asset managers can exploit technology to meet their obligations.

Published 24 July 2019

Scotland’s changing energy market ‘must put consumers first’

Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed a new report which argues that the rapidly-changing energy market across the UK means there is a need for new measures to protect consumers.

Published 19 July 2019

£1.7m grant to make Argyll and Bute homes more energy efficient

Argyll and Bute Council has been awarded a grant of more than £1.7 million from the Scottish Government's Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Area Based Scheme (HEEPS: ABS).

Published 16 July 2019

Wind energy output ‘could power every home from Harris to Harrogate’

Scotland’s renewable electricity output soared in the first half of the year to provide enough energy to power all homes from across Scotland and north of England, according to new figures.

Published 15 July 2019