Nicola Sturgeon announces investment funding for 13 projects at yesterday's All-Energy event District heating networks and fuel poverty initiatives across Scotland are among 13 low-carbon infrastructure projects to share £43 million of direct investment from the Scottish Government, First Minister
Wider regulation, more technical and financial support and better monitoring systems are priority requirements for promoting district heating in the social housing sector, according to a new research report. Published by environmental charity Changeworks, District heating: Delivering affordable and
Dundee city centre offers an “excellent opportunity” to develop a district heating network due to its existing heat networks, generation and density of demand, a new report has revealed. District heating sees a network of properties receive heat from the same source. It provides cheaper and gree
Euan Hird demonstrating a smart meter Hillcrest Housing Association has been awarded £10,000 by Energy Action Scotland to set up a scheme to help people who are in fuel poverty.
Residents are being invited to submit their views on how to address fuel poverty on the Orkney Islands. A consultation is underway on Orkney Islands Council's Fuel Poverty Strategy 2017 to 2022, which has been developed in tandem with the Sustainable Energy Strategy also recently published for consu
Norman Kerr It will be a case of ‘deja-vu’ for many customers of EDF Energy as the company puts its prices up for the second time in a matter of months.
New proposals to ensure all privately rented homes in Scotland meet a minimum standard of energy efficiency have been published today for consultation. The consultation seeks views on requiring all private rented sector properties to have a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘E
The Scottish Government has made £30 million of funding available to help householders make their homes more energy efficient. The Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland (HEEPS) scheme allows individual householders to apply for an interest-free loan of up to £15,000 (with a 25% cashback offer)
West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative (WWHC) is to freeze energy costs for tenants connected to its District Heating System until March 2018. The announcement means WWHC has frozen prices for the 44th consecutive month since it began being the heat and hot water supplier in 2014.
North Ayrshire Council is to take forward plans to create its own local energy tariffs in a bid to reduce fuel poverty across the region. Known as an ‘Energy White Label’, the initiative will see the local authority form a partnership with a gas and electricity supplier allowing greater control
Energy firm SSE has followed the majority of its ‘big six’ rivals in announcing inflation-busting hikes to its standard tariffs. The company said it was increasing its standard electricity tariff by 14.9% from 28 April but holding its gas prices for domestic customers.
An independent panel of academic experts is to review the definition of fuel poverty after which a consultation will open on a new long-term fuel poverty strategy and statutory eradication target, the Scottish Government has announced. Last autumn the Scottish Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group an
Norman Kerr National fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland has warned that households that rely on electric heating will be hit particularly hard by plans by E.ON to increase its standard electricity prices by an average of 13.8%.
Newly published fuel poverty figures for Scotland’s local authorities highlight the scale of the problem which many households face to keep themselves and their families warm at home, according to national fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland. Based on information from the Scottish House Co
Richard Jennings Castle Rock Edinvar’s Richard Jennings asks how do we innovate to solve the problem of too many people living in cold homes?