The Scottish Government hosted an energy summit yesterday to challenge the ‘big six’ energy suppliers to do more to help people who are struggling to pay their energy bills. The summit, which was attended by energy suppliers alongside Ofgem and consumer groups, discussed measures to help custome
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The Scottish Government has published the country’s first Energy Strategy which it said will strengthen the development of local energy, empower and protect consumers, and support climate change efforts while tackling fuel poverty. The strategy includes a range of actions, including a £20 million
Homeowners can now apply for an interest free loan of up to £32,500 to improve the energy efficiency and use of renewable technologies in their properties. Launched yesterday, the Home Energy Scotland Loan Scheme makes a total of £34 million funding available to owner-occupiers and private landlor
Scottish households missed out on £300 million of savings last year because they didn’t change their energy supplier, according to new statistics. Figures from OFGEM show that savings of around £300 this year are achievable per household just by switching as a new Ipsos MORI survey from the Ener
More Scottish homes and businesses are seeing the benefit of renewable heat than ever before, according to new figures. New figures published today by the Energy Saving Trust, on behalf of the Scottish Government, estimate that last year saw the largest annual increase in renewable heat output since
Mary's inspiring green home The ‘Green Designs’ open doors series will reach Alexandria this weekend when homeowners Mary and Ian Sweetland invite local residents to look through the keyhole at their green home.
David Bathgate's farmhouse at Capie Law Farm, Rosewell, complete with roof solar panels A series of events which gives residents the chance to look through the keyhole at some of Scotland’s most inspirational green homes is to continue in Midlothian and Kinross next weekend.
Peter and Fran's Eco House The owners of one of Scotland’s most inspirational green homes will open their doors to neighbours this weekend as part of a series of ‘Green Designs’ events.
A lack of storage and difficulty keeping rooms warm are their biggest household concerns facing Scottish homeowners, according to a new survey. Research conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the Energy Saving Trust shows Scotland is a nation of home improvers with 65 per cent of us having carried out
Bill and Lillias Anderson say the improvements made to their home thanks to Warmworks have been ‘life changing’ 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
Lachlan McInnes A Highland home-grown business has been awarded a contract to help the Scottish Government roll out its latest scheme to tackle fuel poverty.
A joint campaign from Energy Saving Trust, Department of Energy and Climate Change and Citizens Advice Scotland is calling on Scottish residents to swot up on switching energy supplier and, where possible, help an older relative or neighbour find a better deal. As people prepare for winter, Big Ener
The amount of heat generated by renewable sources in Scotland increased during 2014, the Scottish Government has announced. New figures by the Energy Saving Trust show a 36 per cent rise, while it is estimated over 1 gigawatt of renewable heat capacity was in operation in Scotland last year.
First minister Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled a new fuel poverty scheme, backed by up to £224 million from the Scottish Government, which will help as many as 28,000 Scots to heat their homes. Over the next seven years, Warmer Homes Scotland will install measures such as insulation, heating and domes
Older generations are being urged to pass on their energy-saving tips as young people admit to being clueless about their bills Young Scottish bill payers claim they do not fully understand their energy bill or the terms that describe how much energy they use, according to the Energy Saving Trust pu