The Scottish Government's plan to cut its housing budget by around £200 million next year will have "devastating" consequences for social housing supply and homelessness support, ministers have been warned.
Social landlords will have a "critical" role in driving demand for heat networks and can provide a "leading voice" in how we transform communities, Patrick Harvie has told Scottish Housing News after the zero carbon buildings minister published a consultation on updated energy efficiency s
There is substantial growth potential for financing climate-friendly heating and energy efficiency improvements in Scotland’s homes, according to a new report published today. Focused on helping individual property owners to access the best solutions for their circumstances, the Green Heat Fin
Two years since the Scottish Government published its plans for cutting greenhouse gas emissions from Scotland’s homes, more than thirty supply chain organisations have written an open letter to First Minister Humza Yousaf, urging his government to publish a Heat in Buildings Bill to give cert
In response to this week's Programme for Government, Gillian Campbell from the Existing Homes Alliance calls for the Scottish Government to develop a package of financial and fiscal measures to accompany the new Heat in Buildings Bill. This week’s Programme for Government included a welcome co
The Existing Homes Alliance has called on the Scottish Government to adopt proposed planning changes to make it easier for homeowners and landlords in Scotland to switch to clean energy systems. The Scottish Government has proposed planning reforms that would make it easier for homeowners and landlo
Existing Homes Alliance chair Lori McElroy responds to recent proposals to reform Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). Most of us rely on gas and oil boilers to heat our homes, but that reliance is driving the cost of living crisis and adding to the climate crisis.
Elizabeth Leighton on the tragedy of underspending on energy efficiency funding. Energy prices are causing real harm right across Scotland with thousands of households being pushed into fuel poverty. The good news is, we already know how to fix this – improving the energy efficiency of homes r
A new net zero heating package could cut the cost of heating for thousands of households by transforming Scotland’s rural homes, according to rural organisations. The Existing Homes Alliance and rural groups are calling for the Scottish Government to set up a Rural Homes Just Transition Packag
The Existing Homes Alliance (EHA) has given a cautious welcome to the outcome of the Spending Review which confirms the Scottish Government’s commitment to providing £1.8 billion to decarbonise Scotland’s homes.
Existing Homes Alliance Scotland director Elizabeth Leighton covers a new research report published today by the coalition on the regulations and support needed to decarbonise Scotland’s owner occupied homes. Skyrocketing energy prices are crippling many households’ finances, pushing ove
Ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change, tackling inequalities and investing in the economy and public services were at the forefront of the 2022-2023 Scottish Budget yesterday though some in the housing sector believe it has fallen short in delivering on house building and energy eff
The Scottish Government’s proposed Fuel Poverty Strategy is a useful start but lacks the policies and investment to meet the statutory fuel poverty targets according to the Existing Homes Alliance (EHA).