Fuel poverty

Scottish Labour makes plea for new fuel poverty elimination target

Scottish Labour is to use an upcoming Holyrood debate to call for a new target to eliminate fuel poverty after the Scottish Government failed to meet its pledge to eradicate the problem.

Published 14 November 2016

HHP wins funding for insulation works

Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) has been awarded £340k from the Scottish Government as part of the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes Capital Acceleration Programme (HEEPS-CAP).

Published 14 November 2016

Funding to help Borders housing associations improve energy efficiency

Scottish Borders Council has been awarded £225,000 from the Scottish Government to help improve the energy efficiency of social housing in the area.

Published 11 November 2016

New chairman for Warmworks Scotland board

Warmworks Scotland has announced the appointment of David Green OBE as independent chairman of its board of directors.

Published 7 November 2016

Leading union calls for public ownership to fight fuel poverty

Scotland’s biggest trade union, Unite, has said politicians need to support public ownership of energy companies if they are serious about tackling the country’s fuel poverty crisis.

Published 4 November 2016

One million Scottish homes ‘could save £300m’ by switching energy supplier

Scottish households missed out on £300 million of savings last year because they didn’t change their energy supplier, according to new statistics.

Published 26 October 2016

Independent report recommends review of fuel poverty definition

Expert review groups into fuel poverty have called for the definition to be reviewed to ensure help is targeted at those who need it most.

Published 25 October 2016

Call to reset fuel poverty elimination target date

National fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland has urged Scottish Ministers to reset the target to eliminate fuel poverty in Scotland.

Published 25 October 2016

Facelift for Ayr flats paves way for cheaper bills

A major facelift for more than 100 flats in central Ayr is set to drive down heating bills for tenants and residents.

Published 21 October 2016

Winter deaths highlight ‘unacceptable’ failure to upgrade Scotland’s homes

Figures showing there were nearly 3,000 additional winter deaths last year show that Scotland’s cold and draughty housing stock must be upgraded as a matter of urgency, the Existing Homes Alliance has argued.

Published 19 October 2016

Aberdeenshire energy efficiency scheme benefits from government funding

A pilot project to improve the energy efficiency of homes and businesses in Aberdeenshire is to move forward following the award of more than £660,000 by the Scottish Government.

Published 19 October 2016

Blog: An innovative and efficient way of tackling fuel poverty among housing association tenants

Earlier this year the Guardian reported that cold homes are a bigger killer across the UK than road accidents, drug abuse or alcohol abuse. The story also highlighted that cold-related illness and hospital admissions will cost the NHS more than £22 billion over the next 15 years. Jason Amos from English housing association Moat said as a landlord with a real social purpose, Moat takes these sorts of figures seriously and does what it can to drive them down wherever possible.

Published 19 October 2016

Blog: Energy efficiency deserves a place in any stimulus package

Professor Karen Turner and Dr Fiona Riddoch from the University of Strathclyde Centre for Energy Policy outline why new thinking shows energy efficiency investment can cut costs, improve health and boost the economy.

Published 17 October 2016

Second phase of Manor Estates wall insulation programme begins

Manor Estates Housing Association is about to embark on next stage of its successful Wall Insulation Programme.

Published 14 October 2016