Fuel Poverty

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As fuel poverty in the Western Isles continues to climb, a report to the Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) board has highlighted the Association’s progress as it endeavours to provide tenants with the best opportunities possible to escape fuel poverty. A recent HHP study, which was funded by Cal

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Leading economists have today backed calls for greater investment in energy efficiency in Scotland, calling it one of the best ways to drive up economic activity and tackle cold homes. The economists from the London School of Economics and the University of Strathclyde said that energy efficiency pr

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After First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government to MSPs at Holyrood yesterday, Scottish Housing News highlights the details of interest to housing associations and the wider sector. House building

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Alan Ferguson The Scottish Government’s priority for warm homes has “lit up” the Programme for Government and been welcomed across the sector.

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Campaigners are marking three months to Scotland’s fuel poverty deadline by calling for a three point plan to improve the energy efficiency of the nation’s cold and leaky homes. Members of the Existing Homes Alliance have urged the Scottish Government to redouble efforts by introducing new inves

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Teresa Bray To coincide with the announcement of Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme pilots, which is expected any day now, Changeworks is developing a series of insight papers to inform the debate on how to best deliver the programme.

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More than £25 million has been spent on energy efficiency measures in Dundee homes in the past three years with another £3m in the pipeline. The figures are revealed in reports set to go before councillors next week which detail progress towards the city’s drive to provide warm, high quality, af

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GHA is to hold a series of community events to share information on an innovative £4.3 million district heating scheme in the south side of Glasgow. The new energy centre in Hillpark Drive Pollokshaws, will provide 350 homes with heating and hot water and save hundreds of GHA tenants money on their

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Nearly one third of over-60s living in the UK have to make major sacrifices in the face of rising costs for heating, food and luxuries, new research has found. A study conducted by retirement property website Homewise revealed that around 12 per cent of over-60s say they cannot afford to heat their

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A “fuel bank” which offers pre-pay meter vouchers to those struggling to afford to light and heat their homes has opened in Glasgow. The initiative, which gives people who are suffering from food poverty pre-payment meter vouchers for gas or electricity, is available at Glasgow South East Foodba

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Measures by Ofgem to deliver a more competitive and fairer energy market are “a step in the right direction” towards helping poorest consumers but more needs to be done to help people in fuel poverty, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has said. Yesterday the energy regulator said four million pre-p

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