Fuel poverty



Work starts on £5m Paisley housing project tackling fuel poverty

Work is underway on the first phase of a £5 million programme to reduce the risk of fuel poverty among hundreds of households in Paisley.

Published 2 September 2015

HEEPS energy efficiency fund ‘will help thousands’

Almost 2,000 of Scotland’s poorest households will benefit from a £5 million fund to make their homes cheaper to keep warm, housing minister Margaret Burgess has revealed.

Published 24 August 2015

New initiative builds on engineering past to tackle fuel poverty

A new report is to explore how Scotland’s proud engineering tradition can be harnessed to tackle fuel poverty, improve public health, create jobs and slash carbon emissions.

Published 24 August 2015

Rural fuel poverty taskforce meets in Inverness

The Scottish Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force is meeting for the first time in Inverness today, exploring the issues facing people from rural communities who are in fuel poverty.

Published 20 August 2015

Scottish Borders Housing Association secures fuel poverty grant

Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) is to tackle fuel poverty after it was successful in winning a grant from the Scottish Government.

Published 16 July 2015

Renfrewshire unveils £6m poverty blueprint

Renfrewshire Council is to be the first local authority in Scotland to set up a child poverty fighting fund after councillors unanimously approved the allocation of the scheme.

Published 26 June 2015

Tackling fuel poverty – carrot or the stick?

The debate raged on at the CIH Scotland Energy Efficiency, Fuel Poverty and Renewables event, supported by Forster Energy, as to whether the carrot or the stick is best at lifting Scotland’s households out of fuel poverty.

Published 19 June 2015

People power unlocks group discounted energy in Scotland

The people power of over 20,000 Scottish households has succeeded in unlocking group discounted electricity and gas offers in Scotland.

Published 11 June 2015

Government to make improving energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes a ‘National Infrastructure Priority’

Reducing energy bills and fighting fuel poverty will be at the heart of the Scottish Government’s efforts to tackle climate change as ministers announced a comprehensive new package of measures covering transport, environment and energy.

Published 10 June 2015

£21m to help disadvantaged households fund home improvements

The Scottish Government has announced a new three year scheme to help low income owner-occupiers carry out essential repairs and energy efficiency improvements to their homes.

Published 8 June 2015

People power campaign for discounted energy achieves 20,000 members in four weeks

Over 20,000 Scottish households have signed up to the Big Energy Switch campaign, reaching its original target set when the campaign launched four weeks ago.

Published 5 June 2015

Green cashback scheme for social landlords given £5m boost

A green cashback scheme which offers funding to housing associations and local authority landlords towards energy efficiency measures is to reopen after a £5 million investment pledge by the Scottish Government.

Published 4 June 2015

River Clyde Homes tackles fuel poverty in Inverclyde

Over 80 Port Glasgow homes are enjoying being connected to the gas network for the first time and are already benefitting from cheaper fuel bills and more efficient heating.

Published 2 June 2015

Funding boost for home improvements in North Lanarkshire

Homeowners in North Lanarkshire are set for to benefit from warmer homes and cheaper bills after North Lanarkshire Council received £2.9 million to improve energy efficiency following a successful funding bid.

Published 28 May 2015

Lochaber families to benefit from warmer homes

Works have been completed on 181 homes in the Caol and Lundavra areas of Fort William to install external wall insulation, making homes warmer and reducing the carbon footprint of the Highlands.

Published 27 May 2015