Fuel Poverty

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A publicly owned energy company must be positioned at the heart of policy making, long-term in its thinking and flexible enough to react to change as it happens, according to a Holyrood committee. The economy, energy and fair work committee has written to the Scottish Government with its findings on

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The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee will today ask the Scottish Government to outline how its upcoming Fuel Poverty Bill will make a “real, practical difference” to help eradicate fuel poverty. The committee will take evidence from minister for loca

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Housing minister Kevin Stewart Housing minister Kevin Stewart says the Scottish Government’s world leading Fuel Poverty Bill will continue to transform people’s lives.

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A quarter of households are still struggling with fuel poverty as new Scottish Government statistics revealed no real progress over the last 12 months. The new figures revealed a small fall in fuel poverty rates between 2016 and 2017, with a drop from 26.5% (649,000 households) to 24.9% (613,000 hou

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People from Stornoway are to meet the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee to share their experiences of being in fuel poverty. The meeting is a part of the committee’s examination of a new Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill. The Bill sets

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One in four Scottish households will spend Christmas in fuel poverty, according to a new campaign launched today by Scottish Labour. The party will spend the festive season highlighting the issue, with members and activists set to distribute postcards of information which will ask for the public's v

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Elizabeth Leighton, director, Existing Homes Alliance Scotland © Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee began hearing evidence yesterday as part of its examination of proposed legislation which sets a new target relating to the eradic

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A group of MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee met with Dundee residents who struggle to heat their homes. The meeting is a part of the committee’s examination of a new Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill. The Bill sets a new

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Work to construct West Dunbartonshire Council’s new high-tech heating system in Clydebank has officially begun. The £15 million project, which is part of the regeneration of the former John Brown Shipyard, will see the area’s homes, businesses and some public buildings heated by water taken fro

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More than 1,000 affordable new homes will be built in Dundee between now and 2021, according to a new report set to be agreed by councillors next week. The figures are revealed in Dundee City Council’s Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) which also highlights the “good progress” being mad

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Hillcrest Group chairperson Alan Russell with Gemma Macgregor and Euan Hird, both of HEAT An energy advice team that aims to reduce fuel poverty and keep housing association tenants warm over winter were delighted to scoop a top industry award.

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Price protection for 11 million customers on poor value default tariffs will come into force on 1 January 2019, Ofgem has confirmed. Ofgem has set the final level of the price cap, following the regulator’s statutory consultation published on September 6, at £1137 per year for a typical dual fuel

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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. A home heated by coal emits up to five times more carbon than one heated using a mode

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