Energy Saving Trust



Melville Housing launches Midlothian's first electric car club

In a first for Midlothian, five green fully electric vehicles are now available to hire across the region, thanks to a new project delivered by Melville Housing Association.

Published 4 December 2019

More housing associations awarded funding to provide car ownership alternatives

Seven organisations across Scotland have been successful in the second round of the funding to procure the services of electric vehicle car clubs.

Published 28 November 2019

Grant fund to help social tenants access ebikes

Social housing providers in Scotland can apply for funding to help tenants access the benefits of ebikes.

Published 21 November 2019

Ore Valley Housing Association launches Electric Car Club with Enterprise

Ore Valley Housing Association has launched its Electric Car Club in partnership with Enterprise Holdings.

Published 2 October 2019

Government outlines green commitments in 2019-20 Programme for Government

A £3 billion Green Investment Portfolio and a vow to end polluting gas heating in new homes within five years are part of the Scottish Government’s next steps to tackle climate change, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced in Parliament yesterday.

Published 4 September 2019

£10m made available for charities to support vulnerable energy consumers

The fifth round of the Ofgem Energy Redress Scheme will reopen for applications on August 19 with £10 million available, the largest amount being accessible to support vulnerable energy consumers.

Published 13 August 2019

Linstone on the right road with major expansion of eco-friendly Car Club

A car club which is driving up eco-friendly motoring in Renfrewshire has been given a huge boost.

Published 9 August 2019

Orkney Housing Association promotes new Electric Car Club

Orkney Housing Association held events to promote a brand new EV Car Club which will soon be available for tenants, residents and the wider community.

Published 6 August 2019

Plugged in Households Grant Fund workshops and webinar

As the deadline draws near for social housing providers, third sector and community organisations to procure the services of electric vehicle car clubs, free workshops and a webinar have been released to support prospective applicants develop their proposals in line with desired programme outcomes.

Published 17 July 2019

Electric car share funding for housing associations opens for second round

A second round of the Plugged-In Households Grant Fund has now opened, allowing more social housing providers, third sector and community organisations the chance to procure the services of electric vehicle car clubs.

Published 3 June 2019

Energy minister to visit inaugural Dcarbonise and 19th All-Energy

Scotland’s minister for energy, connectivity and the islands Paul Wheelhouse MSP will be visiting the inaugural Dcarbonise exhibition and conference and All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference, on May 16.

Published 1 May 2019

Highland fuel poverty charity receives £56,000 from national funding pot

A Moray-based charity that aims to fight fuel poverty through its energy advice service and home visits is among seven UK charities to receive funding from the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme.

Published 29 March 2019

First of its kind energy advice contract goes live for housing sector

Nine Scottish SMEs have been awarded a place on Scotland Excel’s new Energy Advice Framework for services that will help citizens across the country who live in fuel poverty.

Published 28 March 2019

Housing associations receive funding for electric car share schemes

Eight housing associations are to share a £510,000 investment from the Scottish Government towards electric hire car clubs to allow people to rent low-emission vehicles.

Published 21 March 2019

Scottish charities receive share of £2m energy redress fund

The Energy Saving Trust has awarded more than £2.1 million to 15 charities across the UK as part of the Energy Redress Scheme, which redistributes voluntary payments from UK energy companies.

Published 9 January 2019