Energy efficiency



Work starts on £5m Paisley housing project tackling fuel poverty

Work is underway on the first phase of a £5 million programme to reduce the risk of fuel poverty among hundreds of households in Paisley.

Published 2 September 2015

Groups back plans to unlock Scotland's solar and heat potential

Environmental groups have urged Scotland to catch up with England and Wales by making it easier for householders and businesses to reduce carbon emissions through the installation of solar panels and air source heat pumps.

Published 27 August 2015

Greens call for national insulation retrofit programme to help create 200,000 new jobs

Scotland could create 200,000 jobs over the next 20 years by pursuing a new economy built on strengths such as renewables, home insulation and forestry, according to a major research paper from Scottish Green MSPs.

Published 25 August 2015

HEEPS energy efficiency fund ‘will help thousands’

Almost 2,000 of Scotland’s poorest households will benefit from a £5 million fund to make their homes cheaper to keep warm, housing minister Margaret Burgess has revealed.

Published 24 August 2015

New initiative builds on engineering past to tackle fuel poverty

A new report is to explore how Scotland’s proud engineering tradition can be harnessed to tackle fuel poverty, improve public health, create jobs and slash carbon emissions.

Published 24 August 2015

Dundee council tenants set for more energy efficiency improvements

More Dundee residents look set to join the thousands who have already benefitted from energy efficiency measures to their homes if a bid for additional cash is successful.

Published 19 August 2015

Pioneering factory assembled social homes ready in just three weeks

Fully assembled social homes are ready to leave the factory for Highland tenants after just three weeks of construction work, thanks to a pioneering new project.

Published 13 August 2015

MSP marks start of new £3m Ayr affordable housing development

John Scott MSP helped cut the first sod at a new development which will provide 28 high quality amenity and general needs homes for rent in Ayr.

Published 30 July 2015

Funding pulled for Green Deal home efficiency programme

The UK government's flagship ‘Green Deal’ home energy efficiency programme is to fold as ministers announced they were pulling its funding.

Published 24 July 2015

Social landlords launch non-profit energy company

A new independent energy supply company, the first in the UK operating on a non-profit distributing basis, plans to be selling heat and power to tenants in 200,000 homes across Scotland by 2020.

Published 16 July 2015

South Lanarkshire Council helps cut tenants’ fuel bills

Council tenants in South Lanarkshire will save a total of more than £370,000 on fuel bills thanks to improvements done to their homes.

Published 14 July 2015

Prepay energy customers paying £226 a year more

Prepay energy customers pay an average of £226 more per year than they would on the cheapest online direct debit deals, new analysis by Citizens Advice has revealed.

Published 6 July 2015

South Lanarkshire Council cuts tenants’ fuel bills

Council tenants across South Lanarkshire will save a total of more than £370,000 on their domestic fuel bills thanks to work done to their homes in the past year to improve their energy efficiency.

Published 6 July 2015

Fife pupil power will cut fuel bills of the future

Fife school pupils are taking part in a ground-breaking energy efficiency project that enables them to learn how to conserve energy, protect the environment and cut the fuel bills of the future.

Published 3 July 2015

Tackling fuel poverty – carrot or the stick?

The debate raged on at the CIH Scotland Energy Efficiency, Fuel Poverty and Renewables event, supported by Forster Energy, as to whether the carrot or the stick is best at lifting Scotland’s households out of fuel poverty.

Published 19 June 2015