Fuel poverty

Free home insulation on offer to Aberdeen home owners and private tenants

Residents in Aberdeen are being given the opportunity to save money and improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

Published 16 February 2018

Dundee City Council to continue external wall insulation investment

Councillors in Dundee are to discuss plans for the latest £1 million phase of an external wall insulation (EWI) programme on another 120 homes throughout the city.

Published 8 February 2018

Ofgem extends safeguard tariff to a million vulnerable households

Five million households could now save £115 a year on their energy bills after energy watchdog Ofgem announced it is to extend its safeguard tariff to almost one million vulnerable customers.

Published 7 February 2018

SFHA calls for government to ‘show more ambition’ on fuel poverty

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has responded to the Scottish Government’s Fuel Poverty Strategy consultation by calling for it to show more ambition and commit to ending fuel poverty sooner.

Published 5 February 2018

Blog: Are we on the way to finally eradicating fuel poverty?

With the previous target to eradicate fuel poverty by November 2016 dramatically missed, Shelter Scotland wants to see stronger ambition this time round.

Published 2 February 2018

Fuel poverty campaigners call for more ambitious targets

Housing campaigners are calling for the Scottish Government to introduce tougher targets to end fuel poverty.

Published 1 February 2018

Peebles to benefit from new project to reduce energy costs

Peebles householders, businesses and community groups can benefit from a new energy cost reduction project that has been launched in the town.

Published 31 January 2018

£60m low carbon infrastructure fund open for applications

A £60 million fund to help new technology and low carbon solutions be developed in Scotland is now open for business.

Published 22 January 2018

Renfrewshire tackles fuel poverty with IoT technology

An internet of things (IoT) initiative underway in Renfrewshire is helping to tackle fuel poverty in social housing and could save local authorities millions of pounds on property management and repair bills.

Published 22 January 2018

860,000 households may have missed out on £1,500 by not switching energy supplier

Failing to switch energy supplier may have cost 860,000 Scottish households more than £1,500 each over the past six years – the equivalent of more than half a year of the UK’s average weekly shopping trips, according to new statistics.

Published 22 January 2018

Land purchase approved for Clydebank’s District Heating Network

Ambitious plans to make Clydebank the “greenest town in Scotland” have taken another step forward after councillors agreed a deal to purchase land to build a District Heating Network energy centre.

Published 19 January 2018

Housing association working towards affordable warmth as Orkney remains top of fuel poverty league table

A reduction in fuel poverty in Orkney is a small step in the right direction but lots of work remains to ensure warmth is affordable for its residents, Orkney Housing Association (OHAL) has said.

Published 19 January 2018

Energy summit urges ‘big six’ to do more to support vulnerable consumers

The Scottish Government hosted an energy summit yesterday to challenge the ‘big six’ energy suppliers to do more to help people who are struggling to pay their energy bills.

Published 18 January 2018

Blog: Challenges in 2018 as we look to build the homes we need

Housing delivery, homelessness, standards and much more - as we enter 2018, CIH Scotland policy expert Ashley Campbell explores what to look out for.

Published 18 January 2018

‘Big six’ energy firms urged to extend quick credit scheme to tackle fuel poverty

An MSP is calling on Scotland’s biggest energy providers to work with foodbanks to extend a Quick Credit Voucher scheme to tackle fuel poverty.

Published 8 January 2018