With the general election just two weeks away, the Scottish Federation of Housing Association (SFHA) has revealed its five-point plan to reduce the damaging impact of welfare reforms. The membership body said welfare reforms have increased the vulnerability of tenants and impacted on the ability of
Aberdeen City Council has agreed to press on with a full business case for the proposed Phase 1 heat network in Torry which would be connected to about 800 homes and public buildings. The energy for the heat network would be generated by the Energy from Waste (EfW) plant which was given planning per
Scottish pensioners will receive Winter Fuel Payments regardless of their income, despite plans to introduce means testing in England and Wales, The Times reports. Following the launch of the Conservative manifesto, which pledged to end the universal benefit south of the border, the Scottish Conserv
Fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland has called for the next UK government to implement three action points to ensure the UK can reach the point where domestic energy is an affordable commodity for all and housing is energy efficient. In a briefing note published ahead of next month’s gener
A national energy efficiency contract worth up to £800 million over four years is launched today. The new framework is Scotland Excel’s largest ever contract opportunity, with 26 Scottish companies securing places as suppliers - 21 of which are micro or SME organisations.
Nicola Sturgeon announces investment funding for 13 projects at yesterday's All-Energy event District heating networks and fuel poverty initiatives across Scotland are among 13 low-carbon infrastructure projects to share £43 million of direct investment from the Scottish Government, First Minister
Wider regulation, more technical and financial support and better monitoring systems are priority requirements for promoting district heating in the social housing sector, according to a new research report. Published by environmental charity Changeworks, District heating: Delivering affordable and
Dundee city centre offers an “excellent opportunity” to develop a district heating network due to its existing heat networks, generation and density of demand, a new report has revealed. District heating sees a network of properties receive heat from the same source. It provides cheaper and gree
Residents are being invited to submit their views on how to address fuel poverty on the Orkney Islands. A consultation is underway on Orkney Islands Council's Fuel Poverty Strategy 2017 to 2022, which has been developed in tandem with the Sustainable Energy Strategy also recently published for consu
New proposals to ensure all privately rented homes in Scotland meet a minimum standard of energy efficiency have been published today for consultation. The consultation seeks views on requiring all private rented sector properties to have a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘E
The Scottish Government has made £30 million of funding available to help householders make their homes more energy efficient. The Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland (HEEPS) scheme allows individual householders to apply for an interest-free loan of up to £15,000 (with a 25% cashback offer)
West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative (WWHC) is to freeze energy costs for tenants connected to its District Heating System until March 2018. The announcement means WWHC has frozen prices for the 44th consecutive month since it began being the heat and hot water supplier in 2014.