Fuel poverty



English council takes 50% stake in Scottish energy company

An English local authority has invested £18 million in return for a 50% stake in Scottish energy provider Together Energy to supply its residents with green electricity.

Published 11 October 2019

Scotland's National Islands Plan addresses housing and fuel poverty problems

The Scottish Government has released its proposed National Islands Plan which provides a framework for action to improve housing and mitigate fuel poverty in Scotland's island communities.

Published 10 October 2019

Dr Jamie Stewart: When are smart meters not smart enough?

Dr Jamie Stewart, energy policy manager at Citizens Advice Scotland, discusses why the mass installation of smart meters in homes should be stalled.

Published 10 October 2019

Malcolm Thomson: Tackling fuel poverty by building sustainable homes

Sustainable housing can alleviate fuel poverty, therefore, the higher upfront costs should not rule out the use of energy-efficient materials, argues Scotframe’s Malcolm Thomson.

Published 9 October 2019

North Ayrshire to consult on proposed biomass boiler system

A plan to introduce a biomass boiler system at a housing development in North Ayrshire is to be the subject of a public consultation.

Published 1 October 2019

Dundee to receive additional external wall insulation investment

Dundee City Council's neighbourhood services committee will hear on Monday how the latest £3.9 million phase of an external wall insulation (EWI) programme will provide warmer, more energy-efficient homes at over 400 properties.

Published 27 September 2019

Ofgem's latest collective switch trial sees record numbers save money

Record numbers of people have saved money after taking part in Ofgem's latest collective switch trial.

Published 27 September 2019

Dundee outlines future plans for council housing

Dundee City Council has prepared its Local Housing Strategy (LHS) for the next 5 years, covering 2019-2024.

Published 26 September 2019

Scottish Greens call for warm homes changes

Scottish Greens MSP Mark Ruskell has said that the Climate Change Bill must ensure that every family in Scotland has a warm home.

Published 24 September 2019

£30m low carbon funding to encourage renewable heating

A major fund to create low-carbon heating infrastructure is now open for applications.

Published 23 September 2019

Hundreds of Ferguslie Park homes given bright new outlook

CMS Window Systems has completed a large-scale refurbishment project for Ferguslie Park Housing Association (FPHA).

Published 23 September 2019

Call for private landlords to have access to energy efficiency funds

Private landlords who commit to providing affordable housing should be given the same financial support as housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their properties, according to Scottish Land & Estates (SLE).

Published 13 September 2019

CIH Scotland welcomes new PRS energy efficiency regulations

Proactive communication and robust enforcement are essential if the introduction of minimum energy efficiency standards in the private rented sector is to be successful, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 12 September 2019

More funding made available to help councils make homes more energy efficient

Funding of £450,000 to support local authorities decarbonise heat and improve energy efficiency has been made available by the Scottish Government.

Published 9 September 2019