The Scottish Government has published new legislation on the development of heat networks to help meet climate change targets and tackle fuel poverty.
Published 3 March 2020
A significant increase in public spending to help move homes and other buildings away from a reliance on fossil fuel heating is required if Scotland is to successfully end its contribution to climate change by 2045, according to a new report.
Published 25 October 2019
Glasgow has been officially named as host for the United Nations climate talks in November 2020.
Published 11 September 2019
Scotland’s renewable electricity output soared in the first half of the year to provide enough energy to power all homes from across Scotland and north of England, according to new figures.
Published 15 July 2019
Renewable electricity generation in Scotland reached record levels in 2018, the latest figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) show.
Published 29 March 2019
Turbines generate equivalent of 98% of all Scotland’s electricity demand after record October output
The majority of Scotland’s power demand in October was met by renewable energy sources after a record month for wind power output.
Published 12 November 2018
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
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
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
The Existing Homes Alliance has expressed concern that the Scottish Government is weakening its plans to make Scotland's homes warm and energy efficient.
Published 7 March 2018
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
The carbon footprint of homes across Scotland has fallen by an average of 25% since the Scottish Climate Change Act was passed in 2009, according to an environmental charity.
Published 4 January 2018
The Scottish Government has published the country’s first Energy Strategy which it said will strengthen the development of local energy, empower and protect consumers, and support climate change efforts while tackling fuel poverty.
Published 21 December 2017
The Scottish Government has been urged to take concerted action to eliminate fuel poverty altogether after new figures revealed that the overall level amongst Scottish households is down about four percentage points in a year, equivalent to 99,000 fewer households living in fuel poverty.
Published 6 December 2017
Twelve projects to create local, green energy solutions have been awarded a share of £2.6 million, as part of the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP).
Published 4 December 2017