(from left) South Ayrshire Council’s portfolio holder for housing and customer services, Councillor Philip Saxton, Andrew Filby (Energy Agency), Councillor Peter Convery, SAC executive manager people directorate, Chris Carroll (SAC), Councillor Craig Mackay Hundreds of poorly insulated properties
A new community organisation has been launched to offer cheaper electricity to those most in need after a survey found that more than a third of Scots (36%) admit to living in fuel poverty. Research from community-owned renewable energy assets manager Mongoose Energy and not-for-profit energy suppli
Arc-Tech (Scotland) Ltd has embarked on its first major district heating contract for a new residential development located in Craigmillar, Edinburgh. Greendykes, located just south of Niddrie Mains Road, is being delivered on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council and will consist of 75 mixed-tenu
More than £15 million is being awarded towards community projects that help cut carbon emissions and tackle climate change. A total of £15.3m from the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) will be shared among 110 recipients across Scotland.
The Existing Homes Alliance has expressed concern that the Scottish Government is weakening its plans to make Scotland's homes warm and energy efficient. The group, whose members include the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), the Alliance of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers, a
Willy Sinclair, financial inclusion co-ordinator at Thenue (left) with Alan Crawford of Home Energy Scotland Thenue Housing has announced a new link-up which will deliver advice to hundreds of tenants to help them save money and keep their homes warm.
Fuel companies will no longer be able to charge bills for gas and electricity that was used more than twelve months earlier under new rules outlined by energy regulator Ofgem. Backbills can result from problems with a supplier’s billing system, or from suppliers estimating bills until they have an
A Climate Change Plan which sets out in detail how Ministers intend to meet the target of reducing emissions by 66% by 2032 has been published by the Scottish Government. Scotland is already on track to meet the 2020 target to reduce emissions by 42% and the new Climate Change Plan sets out the Scot
Callum Milne Almost ninety housing association properties in Dundee have been ‘future-proofed’ against changing energy legislation and price hikes, following a multi-million pound energy overhaul.
More than one in four older Scots with health conditions are struggling to pay their fuel bills, according to new research by Age Scotland. Six in 10 people aged 55 and older are concerned about rising fuel bills, according to the study released to coincide with Fuel Poverty Awareness Day today.
Dawn Muspratt, founding chief executive, Our Power and Clyde Valley Housing Association resident Sheena Macvicar Edinburgh-based not for profit energy provider Our Power has stepped up its fight against fuel poverty with the launch of a new ethical energy tariff.
Christina McKelvie MSP Christina McKelvie MSP is calling on energy firms to follow ScottishPower’s example and to set up a scheme that allows customers who are referred to foodbanks to gain fuel assistance.
Residents in Aberdeen are being given the opportunity to save money and improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Aberdeen City Council is encouraging eligible householders to take advantage of the Warmer Homes Aberdeen Scheme. The scheme offers free insulation upgrades to privately owned proper
Councillors in Dundee are to discuss plans for the latest £1 million phase of an external wall insulation (EWI) programme on another 120 homes throughout the city. The neighbourhood services committee will hear on Monday that the work at Barnes Avenue will provide warmer, more energy efficient home
Five million households could now save £115 a year on their energy bills after energy watchdog Ofgem announced it is to extend its safeguard tariff to almost one million vulnerable customers. The tariff, which stops suppliers from charging customers too much and ensures any price increase is justif