A campaign has been launched to help tackle fuel poverty and the cost of living crisis in Scotland.
Highland Council and SSE Renewables are joining forces to help Highland households facing extreme fuel poverty make energy saving adaptations to their homes. The cost of living crisis is having a devastating impact on households across Highland. Scottish Government figures indicate 33% of households
A new £1 million energy fund to help residents in East Lothian heat their homes this winter has opened for applications. The partnership between Community Windpower, Advice Direct Scotland and East Lothian Council is open to people in the county struggling with their bills.
People on low income can apply for a one-off payment of £150 from the Highland Council’s City of Inverness Area Committee 2022/23 winter payments scheme to help them with their winter fuel bills. Residents of the seven Inverness Wards are encouraged to apply for the one-off £150 wi
SHN editor Kieran Findlay finds out how the escalating energy crisis is affecting the sector and how associations are responding. Skyrocketing energy costs and inflation are directly impacting the operations of housing associations across Scotland with increased overheads forcing delays to maintenan
North Lanarkshire Council has picked up a national Energy Efficiency Award after taking top place in the category for Council/Local Authority of the Year. The award recognises the local authority's vision in improving the energy efficiency of its homes and the environment, together with its drive to
The UK Government is to make £1 billion of funding available for an energy efficiency scheme to help households reduce their energy bills.
A new report by Consumer Scotland has found 43% of consumers cannot heat their homes to a comfortable level because of financial concerns.
The Iona Heat Network has been unveiled as the winner of the Social Innovation Challenge 2022. Using an existing technology - ground source heat network – in an innovative way will allow residents of this remote Hebridean island to move away from a reliance on fossil fuels and address the prob
Langstane Housing Association is to work in partnership with three established local organisations in a bid to help communities and support their tenants through these challenging times including the cost of living and energy crisis. Langstane has partnered with Scarf to spearhead its efforts in dis
Energy regulator Ofgem has identified weaknesses in how 17 of the biggest domestic energy suppliers are helping vulnerable customers.
A package of support to businesses and low income households is to be released by Stirling Council from the Scottish Government’s Local Authority COVID Economic Recovery Fund (LACER). Proposals to allocate £1,195,799 from this fund were approved at a meeting of the Finance, Economy and C
A new £1 million energy fund is to be launched in East Lothian to support the region’s most vulnerable residents. The partnership between Community Windpower, Advice Direct Scotland and East Lothian Council has been set up ahead of Christmas as energy bills continue to soar.
Energy supplier Utilita Energy has launched a new trial which enables customers to receive energy credits in exchange for avoiding or reducing energy usage during peak times this winter. If successful, the Power Payback feature will be made available to every Utilita household, helping to cut t
Glasgow City Council has accepted the award of £6.437million in funding for 2022/23 from the Scottish Government to deliver energy-efficient improvements in homes in Glasgow. The funding comes from the Energy Efficient Scotland Area Based Schemes (ABS) programme, which takes an area-based appr