Energy efficiency



Edinburgh World Heritage takes on its first post-war building to address chronic energy efficiency and conservation issues

Edinburgh World Heritage has announced the launch of an innovative new project to improve the energy efficiency of the Canongate Housing development, alongside undertaking vital conservation work on the architecturally important listed buildings.

Published 11 April 2018

Experts lead call for new transformative energy sector

The Scottish Government must grasp its opportunity to transform the country’s energy sector and provide strong vision for Scotland’s future energy system, according to a group of leading energy experts.

Published 23 January 2017

Orkney Housing Association tenant involvement project shortlisted for national award

A project to devise easy-to-use heat pump guides for Orkney Housing Association (OHAL) residents is in the running for a national award.

Published 18 October 2016

Blog: Energy efficiency deserves a place in any stimulus package

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.

Published 17 October 2016

Report claims 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030 is necessary and achievable

A Warm Homes Act and a national energy efficiency programme will contribute towards the “necessary and achievable” target of producing half of all of Scotland’s energy across heat, transport and electricity from renewables by 2030, according to a new report.

Published 10 October 2016

More homes using renewable heat than ever before

More Scottish homes and businesses are seeing the benefit of renewable heat than ever before, according to new figures.

Published 7 October 2016

Aberdeen City Council to set up arms-length energy company

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.

Published 18 August 2016

350 more Aberdeen homes to benefit from lower fuel costs

Councillors in Aberdeen have unanimously backed plans to expand the city’s heat network into the Torry community – offering hundreds of homes savings on their energy bills.

Published 5 July 2016

Edinburgh green energy scheme receives £820k funding boost

Residents of an Edinburgh housing estate are to benefit from cheaper energy bills after a new green energy scheme was given the go-ahead.

Published 4 July 2016

Smart meters deadline 'should be delayed by five years'

Citizens Advice Scotland is calling on the UK government to delay the final deadline for rolling-out its new smart meter programme.

Published 23 June 2016

Russian visitors’ praise for Cube’s innovative district heating system

Cube Housing Association’s innovative district heating system in Glasgow has attracted international attention.

Published 23 June 2016

Scottish Conservative manifesto includes £1bn housing energy efficiency spend

The Scottish Conservatives have set out plans to build 100,000 new homes across Scotland over the next five years.

Published 14 April 2016

Dundee City Council picks up top award for external insulation works

A popular scheme that cuts fuel bills, improves energy efficiency and the local environment has scooped a national award.

Published 13 April 2016