Fuel poverty



Too many Scottish homes still relying on coal for heat

The 14,000 Scottish homes which use coal as their main form of heating must switch to cleaner alternatives if Scotland is to hit its ambitious climate change targets, according to industry body Scottish Renewables.

Published 5 November 2018

River Clyde Homes hails benefit of Our Power

More than 270 River Clyde Homes customers are enjoying cheaper energy having switched to not-for-profit energy supplier Our Power.

Published 2 November 2018

CIH Scotland calls for clarity on funding for fuel poverty measures

CIH Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to be realistic and clear about the resources needed to achieve a new fuel poverty target.

Published 1 November 2018

Three in ten dual-fuel tariffs set to miss out on energy price cap

A new energy price cap will not be applicable to customers on three in ten dual-fuel deals, some of which cost almost £200 more than the cap per year for a medium energy user, a consumer group has warned.

Published 22 October 2018

Two thirds of rural Scots back wind energy

Almost seven in ten Scots living in rural areas support the use of onshore wind energy, a new poll has found.

Published 18 October 2018

District heating in place at Edinburgh council housing development

A district heating network is set to service a new housing development in Edinburgh.

Published 17 October 2018

Scots with electric heating pay ‘three times as much’ as gas users

A new report has highlighted the use of expensive electric heating among low income households and the difficulty many have accessing support to switch to cheaper fuel sources.

Published 11 October 2018

Stirling home heating scheme celebrates 1000th happy customer

A joint initiative between Stirling Council and the Scottish Government has helped increase the heat for more than 1,000 homes across the area.

Published 8 October 2018

Grampian Housing Association named Eco Hero at Northern Star Business Awards

Grampian Housing Association is celebrating its win of the Eco Hero award in the Northern Star Business Awards in recognition of initiatives to address fuel poverty.

Published 5 October 2018

New report reveals trials of Scots who use oil to heat their homes

New research by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has revealed the challenges faced by those Scots who use oil to heat their homes.

Published 5 October 2018

£2.5m made available through energy redress scheme

Charitable organisations across Britain are being urged to get their applications ready as £2.5 million of funding becomes available in the next round of the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme.

Published 2 October 2018

Aberdeen City Council unveils free insulation programme

Social enterprise Scarf and Aberdeen City Council have announced a scheme funded by the Scottish Government offering a raft of free insulation measures to homes across the city.

Published 26 September 2018

Fife Council delivers heat metering and billing framework

A heat metering and billing framework for use by local authorities and housing associations that is designed to help grow the heat network market and ensure customer protection has been created by Fife Council.

Published 26 September 2018

Dundee approves further £3.25m investment in energy efficient homes

Councillors have approved a spending programme for the latest £3.25 million phase of an external wall insulation programme in Dundee.

Published 25 September 2018

Smart meters rolled out in the Outer Hebrides

Smart meters from Our Power have been rolled in the Outer Hebrides with further installations scheduled to take place in the coming weeks.

Published 25 September 2018