Fuel poverty



Dundee’s external wall insulation programme recognised

A programme of external wall insulation carried out by Dundee City Council has been recognised with a series of awards.

Published 24 September 2018

National Energy Efficiency Awards recognition for River Clyde Homes

River Clyde Homes is celebrating success at the National Energy Efficiency Awards after scooping the prize for National Insulation and Fabric Project of the Year.

Published 19 September 2018

Cold homes ‘ten times more dangerous than roads’ during severe weather

People in the UK were ten times more likely to die from a cold home than a road accident during last winter’s cold snap due to poor planning and a lack of national resources, two energy charities have warned.

Published 17 September 2018

Holyrood committee seeks views on new fuel poverty target

Proposed legislation which sets a new target relating to the eradication of fuel poverty is to be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee.

Published 17 September 2018

#ScotPfG: Existing Homes Alliance welcomes fuel poverty bill as 'once-in-a-generation opportunity' for warm homes

The Existing Homes Alliance has described the Scottish Government's new Fuel Poverty Bill as a "once-in-a-generation opportunity" to achieve warm homes for all.

Published 5 September 2018

Scottish Power price rise ‘to hit Scots who are struggling’

Energy provider Scottish Power is to increase dual fuel energy prices for those on its standard variable tariff by 3.7%.

Published 28 August 2018

Consumers need government support to change energy habits, report warns

The Scottish Government needs to set out a ‘route map’ of how it intends to persuade Scots to change their consumer behaviour if it wants to meet its targets on climate change, according to Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

Published 21 August 2018

Community and Renewable Energy Scheme open for applications

A Scottish Government fund to enable locally owned renewable energy projects, such as hydroelectric schemes, community wind turbines or solar panels, is now open for applications.

Published 15 August 2018

Community-owned renewable energy projects up 62% in Scotland

The number of community-owned renewable energy projects in Scotland has increased by 62% since 2011, with over 450 local communities now benefitting from green power initiatives.

Published 13 August 2018

Young apprentices help deliver energy efficient homes in Yoker

Minister for local government, housing and planning, Kevin Stewart, visited this week to see first-hand, the benefits realised by the Scottish Government’s Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland (HEEPS), an initiative to tackle fuel poverty and increase energy efficiency in homes.

Published 3 August 2018

Interest-free energy efficiency loan scheme extended

An interest-free loan offer designed to help registered social landlords progress their stock towards meeting the required Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) has been extended until the end of August.

Published 3 August 2018

‘More ambitious approach’ needed to improve energy efficiency and tackle fuel poverty

CIH Scotland has called for all homes to be brought up to a minimum of EPC C by 2030 as a new poll revealed public backing for more investment in warmer homes.

Published 30 July 2018

Scottish projects receive funding in first Energy Redress Scheme awards

A community heating network in Stirlingshire and an innovative cooking and lighting energy saving programme on Lewis are among six charity projects to have been awarded over £280,000 in funding for sustainable energy projects in the first round of grants from the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme.

Published 26 July 2018

£1.6m energy efficiency grant secured for Argyll and Bute residents

Argyll and Bute Council has secured a grant worth around £1.6m to help make energy efficiency improvements in local homes.

Published 23 July 2018