Fuel poverty

Russian visitors’ praise for Cube’s innovative district heating system

Cube Housing Association’s innovative district heating system in Glasgow has attracted international attention.

Published 23 June 2016

Blog: Scotland needs comprehensive fuel poverty strategy – not unrealistic targets

With November's fuel poverty targets set to be missed, pressure needs to be applied to the Scottish Government to deliver a Warm Homes Bill to tackle Scotland's 1.5m cold homes, says Sean McLaughlin, managing director of Matilda’s Planet.

Published 9 June 2016

Call for improving ‘scourge of cold homes’ to be Scotland’s next big infrastructure project

With six months to go until Scotland’s newest bridge, the Queensferry Crossing, is set to be opened, campaigners are calling for the country’s next big infrastructure project to be one that makes a difference to people’s homes in every part of Scotland, whilst also helping to realise a more socially-just and low-carbon future.

Published 6 June 2016

Scottish Government urged to deliver on Warm Homes Act promise

A Warm Homes Act that helps deliver clean, affordable heat to homes must be a priority for the new Scottish Government, according to a group from the third, renewable and academic sectors.

Published 31 May 2016

Housing and fuel key to Dundee anti-poverty plan

Fuel poverty and poor housing conditions in Dundee are among the key indicators of poverty in the city and beyond, according to a new report.

Published 23 May 2016

Applications still welcome for £224m warm homes scheme

With more than £200 million of support still available, the 2000th customer of a Scottish Government scheme to help vulnerable people trapped by fuel poverty has urged people to take advantage of its “life changing” impact.

Published 16 May 2016

New report highlights key failings in fuel poverty action across the UK

Huge variations and changes to relevant national and UK wide affordable warmth policies has inevitably hindered progress to eradicate fuel poverty, according to a new report.

Published 10 May 2016

Green Deal cost £17,000 per household, finds watchdog

The UK government’s flagship energy-saving programme, the Green Deal, has not achieved value for money because it failed to persuade householders that energy efficiency measures are worth paying for, the National Audit Office has found.

Published 15 April 2016

Plans to supply affordable heat to over 200 homes in Perth

An innovative renewable heating project which could help to reduce fuel poverty in the north of Perth is to be discussed by councillors next week.

Published 14 April 2016

Scottish Greens pledge to build 12,000 affordable homes and end fuel poverty

The Scottish Greens have launched their 2016 election manifesto, vowing to build more homes, make rent fairer and end fuel poverty.

Published 13 April 2016

Dumfries and Galloway councillors to agree on projects for HEEPS:ABS

Councillors in Dumfries and Galloway are due to discuss proposed projects on the Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland: Area Based scheme (HEEPS:ABS) in the region.

Published 12 April 2016

Call for action to rid Scotland of its 1.5 million cold homes

Political parties have been urged to commit to ridding Scotland of the “scourge” of cold homes by 2025 after new data revealed that there are up to 1.5 million cold homes in the country.

Published 11 April 2016

Dunedin Canmore fuel poverty project wins award

A project to help tackle fuel poverty for 200 Dunedin Canmore tenants has scooped a top energy-efficiency award.

Published 1 April 2016

Blog: Joining forces with the health sector to tackle cold homes

By Lisa Glass, partnership officer for health at Shelter Scotland

Published 31 March 2016