Fuel poverty



Holyrood committee takes evidence on new fuel poverty target

The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee began hearing evidence yesterday as part of its examination of proposed legislation which sets a new target relating to the eradication of fuel poverty.

Published 22 November 2018

Dundee locals discuss fuel poverty issues with Holyrood committee

A group of MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee met with Dundee residents who struggle to heat their homes.

Published 21 November 2018

First sod cut on Clydebank district heating network

Work to construct West Dunbartonshire Council’s new high-tech heating system in Clydebank has officially begun.

Published 16 November 2018

Canny Glasgow consumers switch energy suppliers most often

The people of Glasgow are more likely to have switched their electricity and gas to a new supplier than anywhere else in Scotland, according to new research.

Published 16 November 2018

Dundee to agree investment plan for more than 1,000 new affordable homes

More than 1,000 affordable new homes will be built in Dundee between now and 2021, according to a new report set to be agreed by councillors next week.

Published 14 November 2018

Dundee advice team scoops top award for fight against fuel poverty

An energy advice team that aims to reduce fuel poverty and keep housing association tenants warm over winter were delighted to scoop a top industry award.

Published 9 November 2018

Energy price cap will give 11 million a fairer deal from January

Price protection for 11 million customers on poor value default tariffs will come into force on 1 January 2019, Ofgem has confirmed.

Published 7 November 2018

Too many Scottish homes still relying on coal for heat

The 14,000 Scottish homes which use coal as their main form of heating must switch to cleaner alternatives if Scotland is to hit its ambitious climate change targets, according to industry body Scottish Renewables.

Published 5 November 2018

River Clyde Homes hails benefit of Our Power

More than 270 River Clyde Homes customers are enjoying cheaper energy having switched to not-for-profit energy supplier Our Power.

Published 2 November 2018

CIH Scotland calls for clarity on funding for fuel poverty measures

CIH Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to be realistic and clear about the resources needed to achieve a new fuel poverty target.

Published 1 November 2018

Three in ten dual-fuel tariffs set to miss out on energy price cap

A new energy price cap will not be applicable to customers on three in ten dual-fuel deals, some of which cost almost £200 more than the cap per year for a medium energy user, a consumer group has warned.

Published 22 October 2018

Two thirds of rural Scots back wind energy

Almost seven in ten Scots living in rural areas support the use of onshore wind energy, a new poll has found.

Published 18 October 2018

District heating in place at Edinburgh council housing development

A district heating network is set to service a new housing development in Edinburgh.

Published 17 October 2018

Scots with electric heating pay ‘three times as much’ as gas users

A new report has highlighted the use of expensive electric heating among low income households and the difficulty many have accessing support to switch to cheaper fuel sources.

Published 11 October 2018

Stirling home heating scheme celebrates 1000th happy customer

A joint initiative between Stirling Council and the Scottish Government has helped increase the heat for more than 1,000 homes across the area.

Published 8 October 2018