Energy efficiency



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

Fife Council to invest over £225m in housing over next three years

Over £225 million is to be invested in Fife’s council homes over the next three years to ensure the local authority continues to reach the Scottish Housing Quality Standard (SHQS).

Published 31 March 2016

HEEPS energy efficiency loans scheme extended to housing associations

Up to 4,000 Scottish households could benefit from a new £14 million interest-free loan fund to make their homes cheaper to keep warm.

Published 22 March 2016

Community energy projects to share £10m Local Energy Challenge Fund

The Scottish Government has awarded over £10 million to support innovative large-scale low carbon local energy projects, energy minister Fergus Ewing has announced.

Published 16 March 2016

SNP conference makes energy efficiency commitment

The SNP’s commitment to taking the action required to meet to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes was reaffirmed after a vote at the party’s conference over the weekend.

Published 14 March 2016

East Ayrshire Council to extend home energy efficiency improvements

Dozens of homes in East Ayrshire are set to be warmer and more energy efficient thanks to a large scale housing improvement programme carried out by the local authority.

Published 10 March 2016

Plan to improve energy efficiency of public sector buildings

A major programme to make public sector buildings more energy efficient gets underway today.

Published 1 March 2016

Fuel poverty initiatives named amongst engineering projects of the future

A project to develop Scandinavian-style urban district heating networks in Scotland and another to make all of the country’s buildings warm, healthy and affordable to heat have been named on a shortlist of low carbon, future-proof engineering projects fit for the 21st Century and beyond.

Published 15 February 2016

Call for energy efficiency to be accelerated in Draft Budget

WWF Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to increase its fuel poverty spending after three Holyrood committees challenged its plans.

Published 3 February 2016

Councils to share £14m of energy efficiency funding

A new £14 million fund has been introduced which will allow councils across Scotland to make homes, public buildings and businesses more energy efficient.

Published 25 January 2016

Aberdeenshire Council to tender for housing energy efficiency works

Council houses across Aberdeenshire are to receive an energy efficiency boost with the installation of solar panels.

Published 20 January 2016

East Dunbartonshire Council completes £3.5m energy-efficiency flats project

Work has been completed on a £3.5 million transformation project in East Dunbartonshire.

Published 18 January 2016

Call for Scotland to source half of all energy from renewables by 2030

Scotland should set an ambitious new target of generating the equivalent of 50 per cent of its total electricity, heat and transport demand from renewables by 2030, according to industry body Scottish Renewables.

Published 13 January 2016

£10.6m district heating scheme to tackle fuel poverty in Glasgow

More than 700 Glasgow households will see their heating bills reduced through a £10.6 million project.

Published 8 January 2016

Innovative energy efficiency and repairs project to transform 700 Glasgow homes

Glasgow City Council and Thistle Housing Association have signed up to an £8.5 million project to transform 700 homes in Toryglen, delivering reduced energy bills and improved building fabric between now and late 2016.

Published 7 January 2016