Legislation to support people who struggle to pay their fuel bills, targeting those who need help the most, has been passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament.
The Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill 2019 is expected to receive Royal Assent this summer after the legislation passed Stage 3 at Holyrood yesterday.
MSPs will vote on a series of amendments to the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill as the proposed legislation begins its third stage of proceedings today.
Majority of Scottish housing associations report increase in number of tenants struggling to heat homes
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has called on the UK Government to take “urgent action” after a survey found increasing numbers of tenants experiencing or at risk of fuel poverty.
Orkney Islands Council (OIC) is to support the development of a multi-partner £28.5 million renewable energy project which could ultimately eliminate the need for fossil fuels. The ReFLEX Orkney (Responsive Flexibility) project aims to create a ‘smart energy island’ - developing a
One tenth of Scots who are in work have had to miss paying gas or electricity bills at least once in the last year because they have run out of money, a new report has found.
The energy sector must take “urgent action” to better identify customers in vulnerable circumstances and improve the help and support given to them, according to a new report.
Ofgem has fined two suppliers and an energy software and consultancy service £870,000 collectively after they were found to have breached competition law.
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 (
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.
River Clyde Homes has unveiled the details of its multi-million pound investment plans for housing in Inverclyde.
Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) has secured more than £15 million to tackle fuel poverty following a successful bid to the Warm Homes Fund.
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.
Consumers will automatically receive compensation from today if they suffer energy switching errors or if suppliers are late in refunding credit when they leave. Ofgem said the new requirements, which will see customers awarded at least £30 compensation, have been introduced to give customers
A £24 million heating district network which will help to tackle fuel poverty has opened in Glenrothes. Designed by engineers WSP, the new low carbon heating system is the first 100% renewable, large-scale district heating network in Scotland.