Fuel poverty



Renfrewshire ‘retrofit’ housing project could slash heating bills by 90%

An innovative housing project in Renfrewshire will help to tackle climate change and could slash annual heating bills to £150.

Published 22 January 2020

Concern as number of households in fuel poverty rose by 36,000

The number of Scottish households living in fuel poverty increased by 36,000 during 2018, though the level of extreme fuel poverty has continued to fall, official figures have revealed.

Published 21 January 2020

Energy campaign launched by charity which delivered over £1m in savings last year

A campaign which aims to help people save money on their energy bills through free and impartial advice is being launched across the country today.

Published 20 January 2020

Over £4.2m in Ofgem redress funding awarded to energy charities

Energy Saving Trust has today announced over £4.2 million has been awarded to 30 charities across England, Scotland and Wales in the latest round of the Energy Redress Scheme.

Published 16 January 2020

Angus Council energy team helps residents stay warm and save money

Angus Council's HEAT (Home Energy Assessment Team) project is helping local residents to stay warm and save money. 

Published 15 January 2020

All new homes to use renewable or low carbon heating from 2024

New regulations will be developed to ensure all new homes use renewable or low carbon heating from 2024.

Published 6 January 2020

Charity calls for doubling of home energy efficiency spending to meet emissions targets

The Scottish Government must increase funding to help make homes more energy efficient to £256 million a year, according to Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

Published 6 January 2020

North Lanarkshire Council launches 'It Pays to Switch' campaign

North Lanarkshire Council has launched a new comparison website to make help residents find the best price with energy providers.

Published 20 December 2019

Dundee and Fife energy networks win at Scottish Green Energy Awards

Two energy networks which heat homes in Dundee and Fife have been handed top awards by Scotland’s renewable energy industry.

Published 10 December 2019

Fuel poverty charity warns of ‘unfair’ tax on electric vehicle investment

The director of Energy Action Scotland has called on all political parties to reduce the burden of fuel poverty in Scotland by adding the levy on consumer bills for investment to general taxation.

Published 29 November 2019

TIG named Installer of the Year 2019 by Energy Action Scotland

A local community benefit society which delivers the Home Energy Efficiency Programme: Area Based Scheme (HEEPS:ABS) to the Outer Hebrides is celebrating a national award.

Published 18 November 2019

Hillcrest's energy advice team wins energy efficiency champion award

The energy advice team at Hillcrest is celebrating victory after winning the acclaimed Energy Efficiency Champion award at the Energy Action Scotland Awards 2019.

Published 12 November 2019

Perth & Kinross Council to host fuel poverty awareness sessions

Community groups and frontline staff who work with the public in Perth and Kinross are invited to attend free events that raise awareness of fuel poverty and how it can be tackled.

Published 12 November 2019

Scotland ‘poised for Scandi-style heating revolution’

The Scottish Government’s new Heat Networks Bill could see the equivalent of 460,000 homes heated renewably by 2030, cutting emissions from heat by 10% and helping tackle the climate emergency, according to a new study.

Published 11 November 2019

District heat network turns up the heat in Stirling

A groundbreaking project that could see homes in the Forthside area of Stirling provided with heat that’s generated from waste water is now fully operational in the area.

Published 11 November 2019