Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) has been awarded £340k from the Scottish Government as part of the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes Capital Acceleration Programme (HEEPS-CAP). HHP will use the funding to carry out room-in-roof insulation to 68 homes before April 2017.
Scottish Borders Council has been awarded £225,000 from the Scottish Government to help improve the energy efficiency of social housing in the area. The funding is part of a £9 million allocation announced for councils and housing associations across the country.
Scotland’s biggest trade union, Unite, has said politicians need to support public ownership of energy companies if they are serious about tackling the country’s fuel poverty crisis. The union said Housing Minister Kevin Stewart's plans to spend an additional £10 million on warmer homes were un
Scottish households missed out on £300 million of savings last year because they didn’t change their energy supplier, according to new statistics. Figures from OFGEM show that savings of around £300 this year are achievable per household just by switching as a new Ipsos MORI survey from the Ener
Expert review groups into fuel poverty have called for the definition to be reviewed to ensure help is targeted at those who need it most. Two reports by the Scottish Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group and Scottish Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force have made over 100 recommendations to address the iss
A major facelift for more than 100 flats in central Ayr is set to drive down heating bills for tenants and residents. South Ayrshire Council is taking forward a £900,000 project to transform flats in Wallacetoun as part of a project to deliver energy efficient homes.
Figures showing there were nearly 3,000 additional winter deaths last year show that Scotland’s cold and draughty housing stock must be upgraded as a matter of urgency, the Existing Homes Alliance has argued. The annual Winter Mortality in Scotland report published yesterday by the Scottish Govern
A pilot project to improve the energy efficiency of homes and businesses in Aberdeenshire is to move forward following the award of more than £660,000 by the Scottish Government. The project will involve the installation of energy efficiency measures to social and private housing in Huntly, Lumsden
Earlier this year the Guardian reported that cold homes are a bigger killer across the UK than road accidents, drug abuse or alcohol abuse. The story also highlighted that cold-related illness and hospital admissions will cost the NHS more than £22 billion over the next 15 years. Jason Amos from En
Professor Karen Turner and Dr Fiona Riddoch from the University of Strathclyde Centre for Energy Policy outline why new thinking shows energy efficiency investment can cut costs, improve health and boost the economy. On 6th September 2016 Nicola Sturgeon announced a stimulus package to support the S
Manor Estates Housing Association is about to embark on next stage of its successful Wall Insulation Programme. Having the benefit of Scottish Government HEEPS ABS funding for owner occupied properties, Manor Estates worked throughout 2016/17 with Mitie Property Services Scotland Ltd. at Telford Roa