The Scottish Government has been urged to double its funding after new figures revealed more than 600,000 homes in Scotland are in fuel poverty.
Published 2 December 2020
Fife Council is launching its Stay (Warm) at Home campaign, which will run from November 27 until mid-February with a new theme every week, to raise awareness of the help and support available to households living in fuel poverty.
Published 26 November 2020
The Clyde Gateway regeneration programme will today break ground in Dalmarnock to install one of the country’s most innovative and sustainable heating systems – helping to reduce fuel poverty in the area following £2.1 million funding from SP Energy Networks’ Green Economy Fund.
Published 25 November 2020
A £4 million cashback grant scheme to encourage small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to improve energy efficiency and install renewable heating has been launched by the Scottish Government.
Published 29 October 2020
A £4.5 million retrofit programme to reduce carbon emissions and boost the energy efficiency of 75 terraced homes in Paisley has been cancelled by Renfrewshire Council.
Published 28 October 2020
Families of disabled children will receive a new heating benefit from the Scottish Government by Christmas.
Published 27 October 2020
Kevin Stewart MSP, minister for local government and housing, has written a guest blog to mark five years of Warmer Homes Scotland and the key milestone of assisting 20,000 customers.
Published 22 October 2020
Energy regulator Ofgem has confirmed plans to strengthen protections for customers who are struggling to pay their bills this winter with the introduction of new licence rules for suppliers.
Published 21 October 2020
Three families have moved into Scotland’s first community-owned Passivhaus homes which have been developed by Nith Valley LEAF Trust (NVLT) in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Small Communities Housing Trust (DGSCHT).
Published 21 October 2020
With commitment from all parties, fuel poverty in electrically heated multi-dwelling units can be addressed today: at minimal cost, writes David Stern.
Published 16 October 2020
The ‘perfect storm’ that is looming large this winter could have devastating consequences for millions across the UK, as Sandra Brydon explains.
Published 13 October 2020
The Scottish Government has approved an increase to grant funding for energy efficiency measures for eligible properties in rural towns throughout the Highlands.
Published 2 October 2020
The latest £6.7 million phase of an external wall insulation (EWI) programme in Dundee will provide warmer, more energy efficient homes at more than 740 properties, councillors heard last night at the investment was approved by the local authority.
Published 29 September 2020
Ex-rugby international Gareth Thomas is helping People’s Energy launch a new campaign to end fuel poverty.
Published 28 September 2020
The Highland Council is calling on the UK Government to help resolve the inequity of fuel poverty experienced in the Highlands of Scotland where people pay more for fuel and energy than other regions in the UK.
Published 18 September 2020