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Utilita Energy fined for failing to meet carbon emission reduction obligations

Energy watchdog Ofgem has fined Utilita Energy £175,000 after the provider failed to meet its carbon reduction obligations under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme between 2015 and 2018.

Published 30 July 2019

Ground-breaking Renewables Research Centre plans unveiled for Cumnock

A new energy project is to be developed in the former mining town of Cumnock, once a powerhouse of coal production in Scotland.

Published 30 July 2019

Stephen Herriot: Climate emergency creates added pressure to make Scotland’s social housing more energy efficient

Social landlords are leading the way in terms of the energy efficiency standards of homes in Scotland, but more work lies ahead to satisfy a new level of expectation, writes Stephen Herriot.

Published 26 July 2019

Stewart Little: Responsible Retrofit

With the latest Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing 2 (EESSH2) targets announced recently by the Scottish Government, Stewart Little from IRT Surveys explains how asset managers can exploit technology to meet their obligations.

Published 24 July 2019

Scotland’s changing energy market ‘must put consumers first’

Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed a new report which argues that the rapidly-changing energy market across the UK means there is a need for new measures to protect consumers.

Published 19 July 2019

£1.7m grant to make Argyll and Bute homes more energy efficient

Argyll and Bute Council has been awarded a grant of more than £1.7 million from the Scottish Government's Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Area Based Scheme (HEEPS: ABS).

Published 16 July 2019

Wind energy output ‘could power every home from Harris to Harrogate’

Scotland’s renewable electricity output soared in the first half of the year to provide enough energy to power all homes from across Scotland and north of England, according to new figures.

Published 15 July 2019

Ewan Jures: Is it time to get heated about heating new homes?

WSP associate Ewan Jures on the importance of district heating networks.

Published 12 July 2019

North Lanarkshire Council named Scotland's Energy Efficiency Council of the Year

North Lanarkshire Council has been recognised for its "exceptional commitment" to promoting energy efficiency across the area.

Published 10 July 2019

Energy firm ordered to pay £350,000 over failings for renters

An energy supplier has been fined for failings which resulted in customers being unable to move to cheaper tariffs or access their accounts.

Published 5 July 2019

Ofgem visits Knowes Housing Association in Faifley

Knowes Housing Association was delighted to be selected for a visit to its office in Faiflley by Ofgem’s chief executive officer, executive director and four members of the Ofgem board.

Published 4 July 2019

New green mortgage fund could reduce energy bills

Households could cut mortgage rates, save money on their energy bills and reduce emissions from their homes under plans to roll out green mortgages.

Published 1 July 2019

New standard of energy efficiency launched to further reduce bills for low income households

The Scottish Government has set a new standard to further improve the energy efficiency of homes in the social housing sector.

Published 28 June 2019

£4.2m funding to improve energy efficiency of Glasgow homes

Glasgow City Council has approved funding of almost £4.2 million towards making homes in the city more energy efficient. The funding is expected to deliver insulation measures to 776 households in the owner-occupier and private landlord owned sectors.

Published 28 June 2019

CIH Scotland supports accelerated programme for energy efficiency

CIH Scotland has called for the introduction of a minimum energy efficiency standard of EPC C for all homes by 2030, including owner occupied homes.

Published 18 June 2019