A charity is calling for the Scottish Government to reduce council tax for homeowners who carry out energy efficiency measures to tackle fuel poverty. Age Scotland said that the measure is necessary to help the soaring numbers of pensioners living in fuel poverty. Around six in 10 single pensioner h
The Scottish Parliament has given majority backing for proposals to bring forward energy efficiency targets by a decade. Following the publication of the Energy Efficient Scotland Route Map earlier this month, which details plans for making all buildings warmer and greener, the Scottish Government m
Social housing landlords will be able to make their properties more energy efficient after the Scottish Government unveiled a £3.5 million decarbonisation fund. Local authorities and housing associations will be able to use the fund on projects that improve energy efficiency and decarbonise heating
David Evans MBE (left) and housing minister Kevin Stewart MSP The producer of an innovation in internal wall insulation has launched a new Aberdeen factory to create jobs and continue its fight against fuel poverty.
Katy Dickson The Scottish Government’s announcement of a long term strategy for energy efficiency has been broadly welcomed by rural housing providers but caution has been urged in the plan's implementation.
Housing minister Kevin Stewart is to visit an innovative project tomorrow which is providing locally manufactured solution to fuel poverty and climate change. Matilda’s Blanket is the brainchild of social entrepreneur David Evans MBE who is investing millions of pounds of his own money into Matild
Funding of £54.5 million to help tackle fuel poverty and reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Speaking at the All Energy conference in Glasgow, the First Minister launched the Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland, which outlines action to ensure
In advance of an Existing Homes Alliance Scotland parliamentary reception on May 29, CIH Scotland's policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell provides an update on the work of the group. CIH Scotland is one of the founding members of the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland (ExHAS) a coalition of hous
The Scottish Government’s Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland (HEEPS) loans scheme for Registered Social Landlords 2018/2019 is now open for applications. Loans of between £30,000 and £1 million are available to housing associations and housing co-operatives to install energy savings impro
Around 400,000 people in Great Britain have been left without gas or electricity because they didn’t have enough money to top up their prepayment meter (PPM), according to new research from Citizens Advice. The charity found that the vast majority of these households (120,000) have people living t
The latest £1.7 million phase of an external wall insulation (EWI) programme in Dundee is to provide warmer, more energy efficient homes at another 232 properties, councillors will hear on Monday. Nearly £40 million has been spent across the city since 2016 to ensure homes are easier to heat and m
Citizens Advice Scotland has said British Gas customers will "find it hard to understand" a 5.5% price hike taking effect from 29 May. British Gas claims it is increasing prices because of increased wholesale costs, but the UK government has said the rise is "unjustified".
Ambitious investment plans totalling £50.9 million will deliver significant housing improvements to council homes across North Lanarkshire, benefitting tenants and helping make significant strides towards reducing the local authority’s carbon footprint. Replacing all kitchens and bathrooms by 202
(from left) Front: Robert Higgins, DGHP chairman and Marion Gracie, operations director with SERS. Back: April Devlin, quantity surveyor with DGHP; Hugh Carr, DGHP’s director of finance; Jane Urquhart, DGHP’s senior investment manager; Andrew Thompson, interim director of investment and regenera