Fuel poverty



Over £4.2m in Ofgem redress funding awarded to energy charities

Energy Saving Trust has today announced over £4.2 million has been awarded to 30 charities across England, Scotland and Wales in the latest round of the Energy Redress Scheme.

Published 16 January 2020

Angus Council energy team helps residents stay warm and save money

Angus Council's HEAT (Home Energy Assessment Team) project is helping local residents to stay warm and save money. 

Published 15 January 2020

All new homes to use renewable or low carbon heating from 2024

New regulations will be developed to ensure all new homes use renewable or low carbon heating from 2024.

Published 6 January 2020

Charity calls for doubling of home energy efficiency spending to meet emissions targets

The Scottish Government must increase funding to help make homes more energy efficient to £256 million a year, according to Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

Published 6 January 2020

North Lanarkshire Council launches 'It Pays to Switch' campaign

North Lanarkshire Council has launched a new comparison website to make help residents find the best price with energy providers.

Published 20 December 2019

Dundee and Fife energy networks win at Scottish Green Energy Awards

Two energy networks which heat homes in Dundee and Fife have been handed top awards by Scotland’s renewable energy industry.

Published 10 December 2019

Fuel poverty charity warns of ‘unfair’ tax on electric vehicle investment

The director of Energy Action Scotland has called on all political parties to reduce the burden of fuel poverty in Scotland by adding the levy on consumer bills for investment to general taxation.

Published 29 November 2019

TIG named Installer of the Year 2019 by Energy Action Scotland

A local community benefit society which delivers the Home Energy Efficiency Programme: Area Based Scheme (HEEPS:ABS) to the Outer Hebrides is celebrating a national award.

Published 18 November 2019

Hillcrest's energy advice team wins energy efficiency champion award

The energy advice team at Hillcrest is celebrating victory after winning the acclaimed Energy Efficiency Champion award at the Energy Action Scotland Awards 2019.

Published 12 November 2019

Perth & Kinross Council to host fuel poverty awareness sessions

Community groups and frontline staff who work with the public in Perth and Kinross are invited to attend free events that raise awareness of fuel poverty and how it can be tackled.

Published 12 November 2019

Scotland ‘poised for Scandi-style heating revolution’

The Scottish Government’s new Heat Networks Bill could see the equivalent of 460,000 homes heated renewably by 2030, cutting emissions from heat by 10% and helping tackle the climate emergency, according to a new study.

Published 11 November 2019

District heat network turns up the heat in Stirling

A groundbreaking project that could see homes in the Forthside area of Stirling provided with heat that’s generated from waste water is now fully operational in the area.

Published 11 November 2019

Energy Action Scotland conference to put focus on fuel poverty ahead of hard winter

With arctic winds set to bring freezing temperatures and gales to the whole country, Energy Action Scotland is to gather together policy makers, support services, industry and energy companies this week to look at the work being done to alleviate the high levels of fuel poverty currently suffered by a quarter of households in Scotland.

Published 6 November 2019

£3m more funding to boost energy efficiency of social homes

Eleven social landlords are to benefit from Scottish Government grants to provide warmer and cheaper-to-heat homes.

Published 5 November 2019

Labour pledges £6bn retrofitting investment to end fuel poverty in Scotland

The Labour Party has unveiled its plan to retrofit homes to the highest energy efficiency standards possible, create at least 18,500 direct and 16,600 indirect jobs in Scotland and give households a cash boost, while tackling the climate emergency.

Published 4 November 2019