Fuel poverty

£21m to help disadvantaged households fund home improvements

The Scottish Government has announced a new three year scheme to help low income owner-occupiers carry out essential repairs and energy efficiency improvements to their homes.

Published 8 June 2015

People power campaign for discounted energy achieves 20,000 members in four weeks

Over 20,000 Scottish households have signed up to the Big Energy Switch campaign, reaching its original target set when the campaign launched four weeks ago.

Published 5 June 2015

Green cashback scheme for social landlords given £5m boost

A green cashback scheme which offers funding to housing associations and local authority landlords towards energy efficiency measures is to reopen after a £5 million investment pledge by the Scottish Government.

Published 4 June 2015

River Clyde Homes tackles fuel poverty in Inverclyde

Over 80 Port Glasgow homes are enjoying being connected to the gas network for the first time and are already benefitting from cheaper fuel bills and more efficient heating.

Published 2 June 2015

Funding boost for home improvements in North Lanarkshire

Homeowners in North Lanarkshire are set for to benefit from warmer homes and cheaper bills after North Lanarkshire Council received £2.9 million to improve energy efficiency following a successful funding bid.

Published 28 May 2015

Lochaber families to benefit from warmer homes

Works have been completed on 181 homes in the Caol and Lundavra areas of Fort William to install external wall insulation, making homes warmer and reducing the carbon footprint of the Highlands.

Published 27 May 2015

Ninety per cent of Scots consumers support energy policy devolution

Nine out of ten Scots think the Scottish Government should have full responsibility for energy policy matters in Scotland, a survey of over 12,000 consumers has found.

Published 27 May 2015

Third of Scots households ‘suffering from energy fuel poverty’

A survey of over 11,000 Scottish consumers has found that more than one in three Scottish households are suffering from fuel poverty.

Published 26 May 2015

GHA tenants have solar energy savings down to a tea

A project to fit 500 GHA homes with solar panels has been hailed a success after saving tenants £388,000 on their energy bills.

Published 26 May 2015

MSP visits £9m scheme to transform homes in Greenock

Stuart McMillan MSP has praised a £9 million scheme to make 500 homes more energy efficient in Greenock.

Published 18 May 2015

Hundreds sign up to save on fuel in North Lanarkshire

More than 700 households have signed up to save money on their fuel bills through North Lanarkshire Council’s Big Switch scheme.

Published 18 May 2015

Scottish people power energy campaign launches today

A Scotland-wide people power campaign to cut the cost of electricity and gas in Scotland is being launched today.

Published 12 May 2015

Call to make heating a part of building law

Scottish Renewables has called for a change in planning rules in Glasgow to force developers to consider low cost communal heating systems.

Published 6 May 2015

Fife Council commits £2.6m for warmer homes

Fife Council is to spend £2.6 million on making local homes warmer, more environmentally friendly and cheaper to heat.

Published 10 April 2015

Scottish Gas home improvement investment spreads to Greenock

Scottish Gas is beginning work on a major project in Greenock that will transform the homes of families in over 500 properties.

Published 8 April 2015