Fuel poverty

Scotland’s first ‘fuel bank’ opens in Glasgow

A “fuel bank” which offers pre-pay meter vouchers to those struggling to afford to light and heat their homes has opened in Glasgow.

Published 5 August 2016

Ofgem proposals ‘a step in the right direction’ but not a long-term solution

Measures by Ofgem to deliver a more competitive and fairer energy market are “a step in the right direction” towards helping poorest consumers but more needs to be done to help people in fuel poverty, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has said.

Published 4 August 2016

Grampian Housing Association tenants generate solar panels savings

Tenants of Grampian Housing Association are being given the opportunity to make free electricity while the sun shines.

Published 2 August 2016

Smart Energy GB and SFHA team up to spread the word about smart meters

A new partnership has been unveiled to give housing officers across Scotland the information they need to help their tenants claim their smart meters, and start getting their gas and electricity under control.

Published 2 August 2016

Orkney energy scheme receives £1.2m boost

Residents in the Orkney Islands are to benefit from a new smart-control energy system linking the renewable energy generated from wind turbines to the heating systems in their homes.

Published 22 July 2016

Funding extension for Almond Housing Association energy advice project

Almond Housing Association has been successful in securing continued Scottish Government People and Communities Funding for its energy advice project.

Published 20 July 2016

Government must learn from 'blinkered' approach to Green Deal, say MPs

The design and implementation of the Green Deal and the complementary Energy Company Obligation (ECO) put public money at risk and must not be repeated, MPs said today.

Published 20 July 2016

350 more Aberdeen homes to benefit from lower fuel costs

Councillors in Aberdeen have unanimously backed plans to expand the city’s heat network into the Torry community – offering hundreds of homes savings on their energy bills.

Published 5 July 2016

Edinburgh green energy scheme receives £820k funding boost

Residents of an Edinburgh housing estate are to benefit from cheaper energy bills after a new green energy scheme was given the go-ahead.

Published 4 July 2016

The Scottish Government will not meet its target to end fuel poverty

The Scottish Government has recently stated that it will not meet its target to end fuel poverty in Scotland.

Published 30 June 2016

Smart meters deadline 'should be delayed by five years'

Citizens Advice Scotland is calling on the UK government to delay the final deadline for rolling-out its new smart meter programme.

Published 23 June 2016

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