Fuel poverty

Energy suppliers and consultancy firm fined for competition breach

Ofgem has fined two suppliers and an energy software and consultancy service £870,000 collectively after they were found to have breached competition law.

Published 30 May 2019

SFHA issues funding call amid ‘deeply worrying’ fuel poverty increases

New estimates which suggest that more than one in 10 homes would be classed as being in extreme fuel poverty under the Scottish Government’s proposed new definitions are “deeply worrying” and highlight the need for vital investment, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has warned.

Published 20 May 2019

Government launches plan to empower energy consumers

An action plan to protect the rights of energy consumers and give them a say in how Scotland moves towards affordable clean energy has been launched by the Scottish Government.

Published 15 May 2019

£10m River Clyde Homes investment ‘to improve lives and places’

River Clyde Homes has unveiled the details of its multi-million pound investment plans for housing in Inverclyde.

Published 9 May 2019

£15.6m secured to address fuel poverty and energy efficiency in Argyll & Bute

Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) has secured more than £15 million to tackle fuel poverty following a successful bid to the Warm Homes Fund.

Published 9 May 2019

Views wanted on Borders draft plan to tackle fuel poverty and the energy efficiency of local homes

Partners, stakeholders and the wider public are being encourage to give their views as part of a Scottish Borders Council consultation on a draft Affordable Warmth and Home Energy Efficiency Strategy.

Published 3 May 2019

Energy customers entitled to automatic compensation for switching problems

Consumers will automatically receive compensation from today if they suffer energy switching errors or if suppliers are late in refunding credit when they leave.

Published 1 May 2019

Scotland’s first 100% renewable biomass heat and power district network opens

A £24 million heating district network which will help to tackle fuel poverty has opened in Glenrothes.

Published 26 April 2019

Report: New quango could help make Scotland's homes more energy efficient

A new report commissioned by the Scottish Government has suggested a new quango should set up to oversee its plans to fight fuel poverty and make buildings more energy efficient.

Published 24 April 2019

Clydebank Housing Association to host smart heat housing conference

West Dunbartonshire-based social landlord Clydebank Housing Association (CHA) is to host a ‘smart heat’ knowledge sharing conference in June.

Published 18 April 2019

Fuel poverty initiative extended to 2022 with £38m new funding

The Warmer Homes Scotland initiative has awarded a minimum of £38 million to managing agent Warmworks to continue to deliver the Scottish Government’s fuel poverty scheme over the next two years.

Published 17 April 2019

Dundee to extend energy efficiency measures

Dundee City Council’s programme of energy efficiency measures will be extended to 350 more council and private homes at a cost of £3 million.

Published 17 April 2019

Ofgem introduces new tougher entry tests for energy suppliers

Companies will have to pass new tougher tests before entering the energy market under new proposals announced by Ofgem.

Published 12 April 2019

North Glasgow community leads the way in climate change

More than 100 people gathered for a special event in the North Glasgow community to celebrate the work supporting the Growing and Sustaining North Glasgow’s Green Legacy project.

Published 8 April 2019

£4m investment to lower heating costs for DGHP tenants

Around 800 tenants of Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) will soon benefit from better energy efficiency and lower heating costs thanks to investment of around £4 million over the next year to insulate and render their homes.

Published 4 April 2019