Fuel poverty

New greenhouse gas legislation set to be ‘toughest in the world’

The upcoming Climate Change Bill will see Scotland become one of the first countries to achieve a 100% reduction in carbon emissions, climate change secretary Roseanna Cunningham has said.

Published 24 May 2018

New sites to benefit from Aberdeen district heating network

Proposals for a £606,000 investment in the expansion of the Torry district heating network are to be progressed after backing from Aberdeen City Council.

Published 24 May 2018

Blog: Eradicating fuel poverty

Housing minister Kevin Stewart outlines the Scottish Government's commitment to eradicating fuel poverty.

Published 22 May 2018

Age Scotland calls for council tax break to help end fuel poverty

A charity is calling for the Scottish Government to reduce council tax for homeowners who carry out energy efficiency measures to tackle fuel poverty.

Published 15 May 2018

Scottish Parliament votes to bring forward energy efficiency target by a decade

The Scottish Parliament has given majority backing for proposals to bring forward energy efficiency targets by a decade.

Published 14 May 2018

£3.5m fund to help social landlords increase energy efficiency

Social housing landlords will be able to make their properties more energy efficient after the Scottish Government unveiled a £3.5 million decarbonisation fund.

Published 11 May 2018

Housing minister opens Aberdeen factory of Matilda’s Planet

The producer of an innovation in internal wall insulation has launched a new Aberdeen factory to create jobs and continue its fight against fuel poverty.

Published 8 May 2018

Rural housing providers welcome increased energy standards but advise care on implementation

The Scottish Government’s announcement of a long term strategy for energy efficiency has been broadly welcomed by rural housing providers but caution has been urged in the plan's implementation.

Published 4 May 2018

Housing minister to visit innovative home insulation provider

Housing minister Kevin Stewart is to visit an innovative project tomorrow which is providing locally manufactured solution to fuel poverty and climate change.

Published 3 May 2018

First Minister announces fuel poverty and energy efficiency allocation of £54.5m

Funding of £54.5 million to help tackle fuel poverty and reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Published 2 May 2018

Blog: Why existing homes matter just as much as building new ones

In advance of an Existing Homes Alliance Scotland parliamentary reception on May 29, CIH Scotland's policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell provides an update on the work of the group.

Published 24 April 2018

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