Fuel poverty



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

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