The UK Government's Warm Home Discount scheme (WHD) is seen as vital by those who receive it but it is failing to help significant numbers of people in Scotland who are in fuel poverty, according to new research by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) and Changeworks.
Published 7 August 2020
Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has welcomed the Scottish Government plans to “generate significant economic growth, combined with a focus on supporting jobs, skills and training” but warned that new proposals on planning contradicted such intentions.
Published 6 August 2020
Councillors in Edinburgh have considered a proposal which would give residents living in tenements greater access to a wider range of communal recycling facilities with more frequent collections.
Published 28 February 2020
A mobile exhibition unit showcasing the advantages of Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) paid a visit to Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) last week.
Published 10 February 2020
Peebles householders, businesses and community groups can benefit from a new energy cost reduction project that has been launched in the town.
Published 31 January 2018
Scores of residents in and around Edinburgh are set to benefit from free insight and advice on their energy use, as part of a smart technology research initiative.
Published 10 October 2017
Manor Estates Housing Association has completed the third phase of its external wall insulation programme on houses and flatted properties.
Published 2 August 2017
A new report has found that face-to-face advice schemes for Scots who are in fuel poverty are a necessary service for certain consumers but that improved monitoring and evaluation of projects is needed.
Published 23 June 2017
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 4 May 2017
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.
Published 30 August 2016
Researchers on a project jointly managed by the Centre for Sustainable Energy and Changeworks are calling on social landlords to give their views and experiences of district heating.
Published 23 August 2016
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 homes in every part of Scotland, whilst also helping to realise a more socially-just and low-carbon future.
Published 6 June 2016
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 advantage of its “life changing” impact.
Published 16 May 2016
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.
Published 11 April 2016
A Highland home-grown business has been awarded a contract to help the Scottish Government roll out its latest scheme to tackle fuel poverty.
Published 4 November 2015