Fuel Poverty

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The Scottish Government hosted an energy summit yesterday to challenge the ‘big six’ energy suppliers to do more to help people who are struggling to pay their energy bills. The summit, which was attended by energy suppliers alongside Ofgem and consumer groups, discussed measures to help custome

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An MSP has urged on the UK government to finally end the “Highland energy rip-off” which sees customers facing a 2p electricity surcharge despite the region facing some of the highest rates of fuel poverty in the country. Over half of all rural and remote households live in fuel poverty, with fu

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The carbon footprint of homes across Scotland has fallen by an average of 25% since the Scottish Climate Change Act was passed in 2009, according to an environmental charity. WWF Scotland said the growth of renewables, more efficient homes and appliances, and governments’ climate change policies h

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Not for profit energy supplier, Our Power has partnered with Money Advice Scotland to tackle the issue of fuel poverty among customers who heat their homes by electric storage heating and are tied into using Restricted Meters. Our Power has launched a variable tariff that offers a fairer energy pric

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The Scottish Government has published the country’s first Energy Strategy which it said will strengthen the development of local energy, empower and protect consumers, and support climate change efforts while tackling fuel poverty. The strategy includes a range of actions, including a £20 million

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A new energy centre at Queens Quay could start generating heat by Autumn 2018 after planning permission was granted for the development at the £250 million regeneration project on the site of the former John Brown’s shipyard in Clydebank. Construction of the energy centre for the District Heat Ne

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In a new blog for the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, and Equalities Research (I-SPHERE) at Heriot-Watt University, Professor Glen Bramley reflects on the process of recommending a new definition of fuel poverty in Scotland. The Scottish Government recently announced a new consultation on a Fu

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Stirling Council, alongside partner Scottish Water Horizons, has been awarded £100,000 to explore a pioneering heat solution for rural Stirling, with initial feasibility being carried out in Callander. The first study of its kind in the UK, the project will investigate how waste heat extracted from

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The Scottish Government has been urged to take concerted action to eliminate fuel poverty altogether after new figures revealed that the overall level amongst Scottish households is down about four percentage points in a year, equivalent to 99,000 fewer households living in fuel poverty. Statistics

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Twelve projects to create local, green energy solutions have been awarded a share of £2.6 million, as part of the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP). Projects in Glencoe, Callander, Aviemore, Stromness and St Andrews were amongst those to be awarded a sha

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