Fuel Poverty

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A £9.5 million District Heating Network which would provide lower-cost heating for residents in Aberdeen took a step forward at a council committee yesterday. The Torry project’s Phase One was given the go-ahead by councillors on Aberdeen City Council’s communities, housing and infrastructure c

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With one in ten households in Britain facing fuel poverty this winter, and cold homes contributing to 24,300 excess winter deaths during last year, calls have been made for MPs to step up and take action. This year, 12 MPs from across the political spectrum are signing up to a new approach to tackli

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These flats in Ayr are among to 300 being upgraded in South Ayrshire South Ayrshire Council is taking forward a programme of works designed to tackle fuel poverty by driving down the cost of annual bills for more than 300 homes.

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Health, housing, anti-poverty and environmental organisations have called for more public money to be spent on making Scotland’s homes energy efficient after a new poll found there was overwhelming backing for more investment to tackle fuel poverty. A survey commissioned by WWF Scotland revealed t

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Energy company SSE has submitted a series of proposals to the Scottish Government as ministers begin to draw up Scotland's new 'Energy Strategy'. The initiative aims to help Scotland maximise benefits from innovation, cost reductions and new technologies, as well as de-carbonise energy systems and p

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(from left) Albert Henderson MBE, tenant Angela Hair and energy minister Paul Wheelhouse Paul Wheelhouse MSP, minister for business, innovation and energy, has visited Broomhill in Greenock to hear how its new £7 million district heating system is resulting in warmer, more energy efficient homes wi

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Andy Wightman Scottish Green Party MSPs have expressed disappointment after Holyrood's other main parties voted against proposals to allocate more than the proposed £125 million per year to eradicate fuel poverty.

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Ahead of yesterday’s Scottish Parliament debate on fuel poverty, Scottish Greens housing spokesperson Andy Wightman says it’s time to consider what more can be done to steward our housing wealth as a public asset into homes that are warm, watertight and fit for the future. Many houses and teneme

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A coalition is urging the Scottish Government to substantially increase the funding available to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland's homes ahead of a debate today in the Scottish Parliament. The Existing Homes Alliance, whose members include WWF Scotland, Changeworks and the National Insulat

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(from left) Richard Jennings from Castle Rock Edinvar, energy minister Paul Wheelhouse and Sunamp’s Andrew Bissell Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse joined representatives from thermal energy storage technology firm Sunamp and Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association at an event to mark the successfu

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