Fuel poverty



Angus Council steps up fuel poverty and energy efficiency work

As part of its commitment to promote and improve energy efficiency and reduce fuel poverty, Angus Council is working in partnership with Scarf (Save Cash and Reduce Fuel) on a project aimed at the area’s private sector housing.

Published 18 December 2020

Energy bill ‘lifeline’ to be extended and increased under new White Paper

The UK Government has published its Energy White Paper, which details plans for what the government describes as a fair and affordable transition to lower carbon power production, heating, industry and transportation.

Published 15 December 2020

Pioneering Clydebank district heating network now operational

A high-tech new heating system which will transform the way homes, businesses and public buildings in Clydebank are heated is now operational.

Published 10 December 2020

Call for action as one in four Scottish households in fuel poverty

The Scottish Government has been urged to double its funding after new figures revealed more than 600,000 homes in Scotland are in fuel poverty.

Published 2 December 2020

Fife Council launches fuel poverty campaign

Fife Council is launching its Stay (Warm) at Home campaign, which will run from November 27 until mid-February with a new theme every week, to raise awareness of the help and support available to households living in fuel poverty.

Published 26 November 2020

Clyde Gateway to help reduce fuel poverty with new community energy project

The Clyde Gateway regeneration programme will today break ground in Dalmarnock to install one of the country’s most innovative and sustainable heating systems – helping to reduce fuel poverty in the area following £2.1 million funding from SP Energy Networks’ Green Economy Fund.

Published 25 November 2020

£4m renewable heat cashback grant scheme launched for Scotland’s SMEs

A £4 million cashback grant scheme to encourage small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to improve energy efficiency and install renewable heating has been launched by the Scottish Government.

Published 29 October 2020

Council cancels £4.5m Paisley housing retrofit programme

A £4.5 million retrofit programme to reduce carbon emissions and boost the energy efficiency of 75 terraced homes in Paisley has been cancelled by Renfrewshire Council.

Published 28 October 2020

Child Winter Heating Assistance payments to start

Families of disabled children will receive a new heating benefit from the Scottish Government by Christmas.

Published 27 October 2020

Kevin Stewart: Changing lives and transforming communities - Five years of Warmer Homes Scotland

Kevin Stewart MSP, minister for local government and housing, has written a guest blog to mark five years of Warmer Homes Scotland and the key milestone of assisting 20,000 customers.

Published 22 October 2020

Ofgem strengthens protections for vulnerable energy customers this winter

Energy regulator Ofgem has confirmed plans to strengthen protections for customers who are struggling to pay their bills this winter with the introduction of new licence rules for suppliers.

Published 21 October 2020

Tenants move into Scotland's first community-owned Passivhaus development

Three families have moved into Scotland’s first community-owned Passivhaus homes which have been developed by Nith Valley LEAF Trust (NVLT) in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Small Communities Housing Trust (DGSCHT).

Published 21 October 2020

David Stern: A solution to fuel poverty in multi-dwelling units

With commitment from all parties, fuel poverty in electrically heated multi-dwelling units can be addressed today: at minimal cost, writes David Stern.

Published 16 October 2020

Sandra Brydon: Weathering the 'perfect storm' of fuel poverty and coronavirus

The ‘perfect storm’ that is looming large this winter could have devastating consequences for millions across the UK, as Sandra Brydon explains.

Published 13 October 2020

Rural Highland towns to benefit from additional insulation funding

The Scottish Government has approved an increase to grant funding for energy efficiency measures for eligible properties in rural towns throughout the Highlands.

Published 2 October 2020