Fuel Poverty

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A new report has highlighted the use of expensive electric heating among low income households and the difficulty many have accessing support to switch to cheaper fuel sources. Research by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) found that as many as 11% of Scottish households are using electric heating, whi

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(from left) Cllr Tweed, James McGrory, Cllr Martin Earl, John McIntyre (A.C Whyte site manager), and Jennifer Phin (managing director of A.C Whyte) A joint initiative between Stirling Council and the Scottish Government has helped increase the heat for more than 1,000 homes across the area.

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Neil Clapperton, Peter Kennedy and Craig Stirrat of Grampian Housing Association recieving the Eco Hero Award from sponsor Terri Vogt, project manager, Circular North East Grampian Housing Association is celebrating its win of the Eco Hero award in the Northern Star Business Awards in recognition of

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New research by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has revealed the challenges faced by those Scots who use oil to heat their homes. A quarter of households in the Highlands and Islands use oil heating, while the figure for Scotland as a whole is 6%.

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Charitable organisations across Britain are being urged to get their applications ready as £2.5 million of funding becomes available in the next round of the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme. Energy Saving Trust, which was appointed by Ofgem to manage distribution of the funds to eligible c

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Social enterprise Scarf and Aberdeen City Council have announced a scheme funded by the Scottish Government offering a raft of free insulation measures to homes across the city. Warmer Homes Aberdeen is managed and delivered in partnership between Scarf and the local authority and offers free loft,

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A heat metering and billing framework for use by local authorities and housing associations that is designed to help grow the heat network market and ensure customer protection has been created by Fife Council. The framework gives local authorities and housing associations access to three suppliers

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Councillors have approved a spending programme for the latest £3.25 million phase of an external wall insulation programme in Dundee. Work at Broughty Ferry and Craigiebank will cover the homes of both council tenants and owner occupiers at another 415 properties.

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Smart meters from Our Power have been rolled in the Outer Hebrides with further installations scheduled to take place in the coming weeks. Around eight installations were carried out in South Uist with plans to install 24 more meters in Lewis by the end of September.

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A programme of external wall insulation carried out by Dundee City Council has been recognised with a series of awards. At the Energy Efficiency Awards held in Birmingham, the local authority won the Council of the Year Award and second place for the Insulation and Fabric Project.

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River Clyde Homes is celebrating success at the National Energy Efficiency Awards after scooping the prize for National Insulation and Fabric Project of the Year. The ceremony took place in Birmingham and the awards were presented by comedian Lenny Henry.

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People in the UK were ten times more likely to die from a cold home than a road accident during last winter’s cold snap due to poor planning and a lack of national resources, two energy charities have warned. National Energy Action (NEA) and Energy Action Scotland (EAS) said the severe weather bro

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Proposed legislation which sets a new target relating to the eradication of fuel poverty is to be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee. The Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill sets a target of no more than 5% of households livi

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Energy provider Scottish Power is to increase dual fuel energy prices for those on its standard variable tariff by 3.7%. This is Scottish Power's second price rise this year, with dual fuel prices rising by 5.5% on 1 June. It follows Ofgem's decision to increase the level of their Safeguard tariff.

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