Professor Karen Turner and Dr Fiona Riddoch from the University of Strathclyde Centre for Energy Policy outline why new thinking shows energy efficiency investment can cut costs, improve health and boost the economy. On 6th September 2016 Nicola Sturgeon announced a stimulus package to support the S
Manor Estates Housing Association is about to embark on next stage of its successful Wall Insulation Programme. Having the benefit of Scottish Government HEEPS ABS funding for owner occupied properties, Manor Estates worked throughout 2016/17 with Mitie Property Services Scotland Ltd. at Telford Roa
Homes and businesses across 11 local authority areas are to receive a share of over £9 million of Scottish Government funding to pilot new and innovative approaches to drive down energy bills and tackle climate change. Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) Pathfinder Fund is being directe
More people will be able to make their homes warm and water-tight through a new £10 million fund. The pilot scheme in Glasgow, Argyll and Bute and Perthshire will provide equity loans of up to £40,000 to home owners on low incomes to help them make essential repairs to leaking roofs and building s
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
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
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
Alan Ferguson The Scottish Government’s priority for warm homes has “lit up” the Programme for Government and been welcomed across the sector.
Lang Banks A commitment to ensure everyone in Scotland lives in a warm home and action to address fuel poverty should be priorities for the Scottish Government, campaigners said today.
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
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.
Michael Hui Kingdom Housing Association has appointed Michael Hui as its new energy advice officer to help families cut their power bills.
Jenny Laing Councillors in Aberdeen have agreed to progress plans for an arms-length external organisation (ALEO) to manage all the local authority’s energy-related activity.
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
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