Fuel poverty



Energy supplier Eversmart Energy collapses

Ofgem has moved to protect the 29,000 domestic customers of Eversmart Energy after the energy supplier ceased trading last week.

Published 9 September 2019

Housing alliance calls for energy efficiency budget to double to tackle fuel poverty and climate change

A report setting out a credible pathway to making all homes in Scotland zero carbon by 2045 has been published today by the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland.

Published 5 September 2019

Government outlines green commitments in 2019-20 Programme for Government

A £3 billion Green Investment Portfolio and a vow to end polluting gas heating in new homes within five years are part of the Scottish Government’s next steps to tackle climate change, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced in Parliament yesterday.

Published 4 September 2019

Innovative robotic technology added to Scottish Government’s warm homes scheme

Q-Bot technology has been added to the range of energy efficiency measures offered under Warmer Homes Scotland – the Scottish Government’s national scheme for improving energy efficiency in homes who are in or at risk of fuel poverty.

Published 3 September 2019

Greens showcase need for ‘housing revolution’ in Scottish Green New Deal

A “housing revolution” to ensure warm and affordable homes forms part of a new campaign to transform Scotland’s economy unveiled by the Scottish Greens.

Published 30 August 2019

Inverness residents to receive increased winter payment

The continuation of a winter payments scheme with an increase of £2 has been approved by members of Highland Council’s City of Inverness Area Committee.

Published 30 August 2019

Group issues immediate 12-point plan to tackle Scotland’s climate emergency

A group of civic and business leaders has called on the Scottish Government to enhance building standards to deliver zero-carbon homes and accelerate Scotland’s energy efficiency retrofit scheme as part of a series of recommendations to ramp up its response to the climate emergency in its forthcoming Programme for Government.

Published 26 August 2019

Innovative battery technology ensures warmer council homes in Stirling

Stirling Council’s investment in innovative new technology to ensure warmer, greener and more energy-efficient local authority homes has been praised by the Scottish Government.

Published 16 August 2019

£10m made available for charities to support vulnerable energy consumers

The fifth round of the Ofgem Energy Redress Scheme will reopen for applications on August 19 with £10 million available, the largest amount being accessible to support vulnerable energy consumers.

Published 13 August 2019

Greens in urgent call for change in way homes are heated

Urgent action is required to transform the way Scottish homes are heated amid the climate emergency, according to the Scottish Greens.

Published 12 August 2019

Eildon to trial modern construction methods on new affordable green homes in the Borders

Eildon Housing is to undertake an “exciting” new building project which will deliver warmer, cheaper, affordable homes while also considering the future of house building and its impact on the environment.

Published 8 August 2019

First Minister launches Stirling District Heat Network

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has officially opened a new £6 million project which uses cutting-edge renewables technology to harness energy from waste water.

Published 8 August 2019

Utilita Energy fined for failing to meet carbon emission reduction obligations

Energy watchdog Ofgem has fined Utilita Energy £175,000 after the provider failed to meet its carbon reduction obligations under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme between 2015 and 2018.

Published 30 July 2019

Ground-breaking Renewables Research Centre plans unveiled for Cumnock

A new energy project is to be developed in the former mining town of Cumnock, once a powerhouse of coal production in Scotland.

Published 30 July 2019

Stephen Herriot: Climate emergency creates added pressure to make Scotland’s social housing more energy efficient

Social landlords are leading the way in terms of the energy efficiency standards of homes in Scotland, but more work lies ahead to satisfy a new level of expectation, writes Stephen Herriot.

Published 26 July 2019