Fuel poverty



HEEPS loan scheme now open for applications

The Scottish Government’s Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland (HEEPS) loans scheme for Registered Social Landlords 2018/2019 is now open for applications.

Published 20 April 2018

140,000 UK households can’t afford to top up prepayment energy meter

Around 400,000 people in Great Britain have been left without gas or electricity because they didn’t have enough money to top up their prepayment meter (PPM), according to new research from Citizens Advice.

Published 20 April 2018

More Dundee homes to receive external wall insulation

The latest £1.7 million phase of an external wall insulation (EWI) programme in Dundee is to provide warmer, more energy efficient homes at another 232 properties, councillors will hear on Monday.

Published 19 April 2018

Citizens Advice: Latest fuel price hike 'hard to understand'

Citizens Advice Scotland has said British Gas customers will "find it hard to understand" a 5.5% price hike taking effect from 29 May.

Published 11 April 2018

North Lanarkshire Council unveils £50m home improvement investment

Ambitious investment plans totalling £50.9 million will deliver significant housing improvements to council homes across North Lanarkshire, benefitting tenants and helping make significant strides towards reducing the local authority’s carbon footprint.

Published 27 March 2018

Contract signing marks £8m investment in DGHP homes

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has signed a contract worth up to £8 million to invest in new external wall insulation, cavity wall insulation, rendering and roofing for properties across the region.

Published 27 March 2018

Energy efficiency drive sees cheaper bills for almost 900 South Ayrshire homes

Hundreds of poorly insulated properties in South Ayrshire are benefitting from lower running costs thanks to an ongoing energy efficiency drive.

Published 26 March 2018

Community wind-harnessing initiative launched to combat fuel poverty in Scotland

A new community organisation has been launched to offer cheaper electricity to those most in need after a survey found that more than a third of Scots (36%) admit to living in fuel poverty.

Published 21 March 2018

District heating network to be installed at Edinburgh housing development

Arc-Tech (Scotland) Ltd has embarked on its first major district heating contract for a new residential development located in Craigmillar, Edinburgh.

Published 19 March 2018

Projects tackling climate change to receive £15.3m funding boost

More than £15 million is being awarded towards community projects that help cut carbon emissions and tackle climate change.

Published 19 March 2018

Scottish Government accused of cutting its warm homes ambition

The Existing Homes Alliance has expressed concern that the Scottish Government is weakening its plans to make Scotland's homes warm and energy efficient.

Published 7 March 2018

Thenue to tackle fuel poverty head on with new advice initiative

Thenue Housing has announced a new link-up which will deliver advice to hundreds of tenants to help them save money and keep their homes warm.

Published 7 March 2018

Energy firms banned from backbilling customers beyond 12 months

Fuel companies will no longer be able to charge bills for gas and electricity that was used more than twelve months earlier under new rules outlined by energy regulator Ofgem.

Published 6 March 2018

Final climate change plan published to reduce emissions by 66% by 2032

A Climate Change Plan which sets out in detail how Ministers intend to meet the target of reducing emissions by 66% by 2032 has been published by the Scottish Government.

Published 1 March 2018

Dundee housing association properties 'future-proofed' in energy overhaul

Almost ninety housing association properties in Dundee have been ‘future-proofed’ against changing energy legislation and price hikes, following a multi-million pound energy overhaul.

Published 26 February 2018