Fuel poverty



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

Energy price cap to come into force by winter

Millions of British homes are one step closer to cheaper energy bills as legislation to cap poor value energy tariffs completed its passage through parliament this week.

Published 20 July 2018

River Clyde Homes recognised for energy efficiency at national awards

River Clyde Homes (RCH) is celebrating success at the Scottish Regional Energy Efficiency Awards after scooping the prize for best small scale project.

Published 19 July 2018

Over 730 Melville homes now warmer thanks to £6m energy efficiency project

A £6 million energy efficiency programme delivered by Melville Housing Association has resulted in 736 homes across Midlothian and South Lanarkshire being significantly warmer and cheaper to live in.

Published 12 July 2018

MSPs to consider feasibility of a publicly owned energy company

Views on the feasibility of a not-for-profit, publicly owned energy company are being sought by a Holyrood committee.

Published 10 July 2018

Funding secured to tackle fuel poverty in Perth and Kinross homes

Over £2 million has been secured to help replace old central heating systems across Perth and Kinross.

Published 6 July 2018

Sector calls for increased ambition on fuel poverty

A new bill which will set targets to reduce fuel poverty in Scotland is “too narrowly focused” and will fail to address the “scandal” of cold, damp homes, according to campaigners.

Published 28 June 2018

Scottish Government sets new fuel poverty target

No more than 5% of households in Scotland should be living in fuel poverty by 2040, under a new target set out in a new bill introduced to parliament.

Published 27 June 2018

Glasgow councillor welcomes call for energy suppliers to review pre paid meters and treatment of vulnerable consumers

Glasgow City Council is to debate the use of pre-paid meters and the negative impact this can have on some consumers, especially vulnerable people.

Published 25 June 2018

Young people, renters and rural properties ‘most likely to need fuel poverty support’

The findings of new research into fuel poverty in Scotland, looking specifically at which households are most affected and what kind of support they need, has been published today by Citizens Advice Scotland.

Published 19 June 2018

Energy suppliers warned over forcible prepayment meter installations

Energy watchdog Ofgem has warned suppliers they must only install prepayment meters by force to recover debt as a last resort after new research revealed some companies are using such tactics too often.

Published 19 June 2018

Work begins on Glenrothes Energy Network

A ground breaking ceremony has taken place to mark the beginning of construction for a state-of-the-art energy centre at RWE’s Markinch CHP biomass plant in Fife.

Published 7 June 2018