Citizens Advice Scotland is calling on the UK government to delay the final deadline for rolling-out its new smart meter programme. A report by the charity's Consumer Futures Unit (CFU) suggests that the current deadline of 2020 is likely to cause problems for vulnerable consumers and increase the o
Russian students visit Glasgow's Broomhill Cube Housing Association’s innovative district heating system in Glasgow has attracted international attention.
Sean McLaughlin With November's fuel poverty targets set to be missed, pressure needs to be applied to the Scottish Government to deliver a Warm Homes Bill to tackle Scotland's 1.5m cold homes, says Sean McLaughlin, managing director of Matilda’s Planet.
Artist’s impression of the Queensferry Crossing from South Queensferry With six months to go until Scotland’s newest bridge, the Queensferry Crossing, is set to be opened, campaigners are calling for the country’s next big infrastructure project to be one that makes a difference to people’s
Dr Sam Gardner A Warm Homes Act that helps deliver clean, affordable heat to homes must be a priority for the new Scottish Government, according to a group from the third, renewable and academic sectors.
Jimmy Black Fuel poverty and poor housing conditions in Dundee are among the key indicators of poverty in the city and beyond, according to a new report.
Bill and Lillias Anderson say the improvements made to their home thanks to Warmworks have been ‘life changing’ With more than £200 million of support still available, the 2000th customer of a Scottish Government scheme to help vulnerable people trapped by fuel poverty has urged people to take
Huge variations and changes to relevant national and UK wide affordable warmth policies has inevitably hindered progress to eradicate fuel poverty, according to a new report. The UK Fuel Poverty Monitor, produced annually by National Energy Action (NEA) and Energy Action Scotland (EAS), was publishe
The UK government’s flagship energy-saving programme, the Green Deal, has not achieved value for money because it failed to persuade householders that energy efficiency measures are worth paying for, the National Audit Office has found. A report by the watchdog, published yesterday, revealed that
An innovative renewable heating project which could help to reduce fuel poverty in the north of Perth is to be discussed by councillors next week. Members of Perth and Kinross Council’s strategic policy & resources committee will hear how the River Tay Heat Pump and District Heating project ai
Patrick Harvie The Scottish Greens have launched their 2016 election manifesto, vowing to build more homes, make rent fairer and end fuel poverty.
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Councillors in Dumfries and Galloway are due to discuss proposed projects on the Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland: Area Based scheme (HEEPS:ABS) in the region. A report on the initiative, which will go before the Housing Sub Committee today, will ask member to note the funding allocation of
A map showing the highest concentrations of cold homes across Scotland Political parties have been urged to commit to ridding Scotland of the “scourge” of cold homes by 2025 after new data revealed that there are up to 1.5 million cold homes in the country.
David Baptie, senior building surveyor (planned) at Dunedin Canmore and George Donaldson, managing director at Insulation Solutions Scotland, celebrate with their award A project to help tackle fuel poverty for 200 Dunedin Canmore tenants has scooped a top energy-efficiency award.