Fuel poverty



New CAS energy report outlines plans to give 'power to the people'

Fairer prices, clear and accurate billing and better support for people in vulnerable situations are at the heart of Citizen Advice Scotland’s (CAS) priorities for the energy market in Scotland, outlined in a new report today.

Published 26 February 2020

Housing, fuel poverty and climate change briefing published by CIH Scotland

CIH Scotland has released the latest briefing in its Homes not Houses series.

Published 20 February 2020

Dundee City Council to continue boiler replacement programme

Dundee City Council is set to approve the installation of new boilers in 191 council houses.

Published 20 February 2020

Cunninghame's fuel poverty teams deliver more than £1.8m in savings

Cunninghame Housing Association joined the debate on addressing fuel poverty by announcing fuel poverty performance figures for its three Lemon Aid fuel poverty teams during 2018 and 2019.

Published 13 February 2020

12% of Scots feel energy bills are unaffordable

A major new report from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) into the state of the country's energy market has found that more than one in 10 Scots consider energy prices too expensive.

Published 12 February 2020

Ecodan visits Scottish Borders Housing Assoication

A mobile exhibition unit showcasing the advantages of Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) paid a visit to Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) last week.

Published 10 February 2020

Draft Budget fails to deliver financial certainty for housing post-2021

An increased allocation of funding for affordable homes and energy efficiency from yesterday’s draft Scottish budget has been welcomed by the sector, though “serious concerns” remain about the lack of financial certainty beyond March 2021.

Published 7 February 2020

Millions to benefit from energy bill savings as price caps fall

Energy bills for about 15 million British households are set to fall this April after Ofgem lowered price caps.

Published 7 February 2020

Energy Saving Trust grants Wheatley Foundation fuel advice funds

The Wheatley Foundation has secured more than £200,000 to help customers struggling with their energy bills.

Published 6 February 2020

Highland Council plans energy efficiency community events

The Highland Council is to host information events after it was awarded funding from the Scottish Government to deliver area based energy efficiency programmes in the region.

Published 3 February 2020

Public support for home energy efficiency improvements

A public engagement programme on how to end Scotland’s contribution to climate change has shown widespread support for home energy efficiency improvements, increased use of public transport and transitioning to a more circular economy.

Published 31 January 2020

Landlords welcome delay to minimum energy efficiency standards deadline

A decision to delay the implementation of new Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) standards will help landlords reduce energy bills and tackle the climate emergency, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) said today.

Published 28 January 2020

Fuel poverty rates rises for electric-only households

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is calling on people who rely on electricity to heat their homes to seek advice on how they can save on their energy bills as new figures show a jump in the number of electric-only households in fuel poverty.

Published 27 January 2020

Renfrewshire ‘retrofit’ housing project could slash heating bills by 90%

An innovative housing project in Renfrewshire will help to tackle climate change and could slash annual heating bills to £150.

Published 22 January 2020