(from left) Marc Murphy, director of customer acquisition and marketing, Our Power; Carron Garmory, group finance director, Our Power; minister for local government and housing Kevin Stewart MSP; Dawn Muspratt, founding CEO, Our Power; Alister Steele, chairman, Our Power and Ash Denham, MSP Edinburg
(from left) SBHA CEO Julia Mulloy, home investment co-ordinator Drew Moore, Christine Grahame MSP, Paul Wheelhouse MSP and Kenny Lynn, director at contractor James Swinton and Co. MSPs Christine Grahame and Paul Wheelhouse paid a visit to a Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) project in Skir
A Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy (LHEES) is to be developed on the Isle of Yell. Shetland Islands Council has secured a £133,000 Scottish Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) grant to examine how energy is used on the islands in all domestic and commercial properties.
Paul Wheelhouse Homes, businesses, public buildings and community projects across Scotland are to receive an energy efficiency upgrade thanks to £4.4 million of new funding from the Scottish Government.
Scottish Labour has called on the Scottish Government to introduce tougher targets to make private rented homes more energy efficient. According to Labour, soaring energy costs and poorly insulated homes have pushed a third of those living in the private rented sector into fuel poverty.
Manor Estates Housing Association has completed the third phase of its external wall insulation programme on houses and flatted properties. Over the last three years the Association has expended over £4 million and insulated 707 homes working with Scottish Government HEEPS ABS and HEEPS Loan Scheme
Up to £1.4 million is available for Orkney residents to help make their homes more energy efficient. The local authority has secured the HEEPS: ABS funding from the Scottish Government to assist home owners, private sector tenants and landlords to improve their properties' energy efficiency.
More than €4 million has been awarded to Glasgow City Council to develop sustainable solutions tackling issues such as fuel poverty, ageing infrastructure and air quality on its new smart street district. The €4.1m EU Horizon 2020 programme grant will be used to develop initiatives, such as inte
A new £150 million fund has been launched to help make households in Great Britain warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. The Warm Homes Fund will be run over 3-years and will provide capital funding for the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains g
Shelter Scotland asked private renters about the conditions in their property. Lisa Glass outlines what they had to say. In June 2017 we gathered the views of over 200 private tenants on the Scottish Government’s proposal to introduce a minimum energy efficiency standard for private rented homes,
Residents of a Midlothian street are set to benefit from lower fuel bills and cosier homes thanks to a Scottish Government grant obtained by Castle Rock Edinvar. The four-in-a-block former coal board homes at Wallace Crescent in Roslin were built nearly seventy years ago using solid brick, which ha
Di Alexander As the Scottish Government prepares to begin a consultation in to fuel poverty, a new strategy has been drafted which could be adopted by the Rural & Islands Housing Associations Forum (RIHAF) and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).
Around 80 frail and vulnerable people across the UK will die every day this winter unless action is taking to prevent fuel poverty, a new report has warned. Released in response to new UK government figures on fuel poverty levels in England, the report by charities National Energy Action (NEA) and E
Energy suppliers are not doing enough to help customers on low incomes, according to a new report by Citizens Advice Scotland. The charity's Energy Advice in Detail report for the year 2015-16 shows that the most common issues again concerned billing and metering, and that suppliers are not doing en
A tenant with GHA fuel advisor Maureen McMahon A new report has found that face-to-face advice schemes for Scots who are in fuel poverty are a necessary service for certain consumers but that improved monitoring and evaluation of projects is needed.