Fuel poverty

Fuel poverty initiatives named amongst engineering projects of the future

A project to develop Scandinavian-style urban district heating networks in Scotland and another to make all of the country’s buildings warm, healthy and affordable to heat have been named on a shortlist of low carbon, future-proof engineering projects fit for the 21st Century and beyond.

Published 15 February 2016

Call for energy efficiency to be accelerated in Draft Budget

WWF Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to increase its fuel poverty spending after three Holyrood committees challenged its plans.

Published 3 February 2016

Scottish Power becomes latest energy supplier to cut gas prices

Energy giant Scottish Power has announced plans to cut standard domestic gas prices by an average of 5.4 per cent from mid-March, the third of the big suppliers to do so in the space of two weeks.

Published 3 February 2016

Poverty advisor lists housing affordability among key recommendations to tackle inequality

Poverty and inequality consultant Naomi Eisenstadt has set out 15 recommendations on what more the Scottish Government and others can do to tackle poverty in Scotland.

Published 21 January 2016

Scottish Government urged to reverse fuel poverty budget cut

The Existing Homes Alliance has called on the Scottish Government to reverse its decision to cut the fuel poverty/energy efficiency budget.

Published 13 January 2016

Scottish Government to cut fuel poverty funding by £15m, claims Labour

Scottish Labour has accused the SNP of planning to cut the country’s fuel poverty budget by up to £15 million in the next year.

Published 12 January 2016

£10.6m district heating scheme to tackle fuel poverty in Glasgow

More than 700 Glasgow households will see their heating bills reduced through a £10.6 million project.

Published 8 January 2016

‘Unacceptable’ new fuel poverty figures spark Budget warm homes call

The Scottish Government’s draft budget must show significant investment in energy efficiency as a National Infrastructure Priority to end the scourge of cold, leaky homes, according to a number of organisations.

Published 15 December 2015

Dundee Fairness Commission to discuss food security and fuel poverty

The reality of not knowing where your next meal is coming from and the stark choice between eating and heating will be put under the spotlight by the Dundee Fairness Commission next week.

Published 11 December 2015

Scottish Government issued with final demand to end fuel poverty

The Scottish Government has been issued with a ‘final demand’ to end fuel poverty by the national fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland.

Published 1 December 2015

Scottish MP secures Westminster debate on fuel poverty

Drew Hendry MP will lead a debate into fuel poverty today to highlight the millions of households in the UK that are unable to keep their home adequately heated.

Published 24 November 2015

Highland business wins slice of fuel poverty scheme contract

A Highland home-grown business has been awarded a contract to help the Scottish Government roll out its latest scheme to tackle fuel poverty.

Published 4 November 2015

North Lanarkshire Council identifies innovative solution for cold homes

North Lanarkshire Council has identified an innovative tool in the fight against cold homes, saving people from unnecessarily cold winters and safeguarding tenants against the threat of fuel poverty for years to come.

Published 4 November 2015

Ending fuel poverty will take 28 years at current pace, warn Greens

The Scottish Greens are urging ministers to dramatically increase investment in energy efficient housing to help the near-one million families unable to keep their homes warm.

Published 2 November 2015

Housing associations join innovative energy renewables initiative

Several rural housing associations have partnered on an innovative energy renewables initiative which has generated free electricity for tenants and reduced fuel poverty levels.

Published 29 October 2015