Fuel Poverty

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A ground breaking ceremony has taken place to mark the beginning of construction for a state-of-the-art energy centre at RWE’s Markinch CHP biomass plant in Fife. Glenrothes Energy Network is a £24 million collaborative local heat scheme between Fife Council, RWE and the Scottish Government. It w

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More homeowners will be able to carry out energy efficiency work and improvements on their properties as a pilot scheme expands. The HEEPS (Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland) scheme lets homeowners on low incomes borrow up to £40,000 for energy efficiency improvements and essential repairs,

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A rise in gas and electricity prices from energy firm SSE will hit consumers yet again and more warning should be given in the future, according to Citizens Advice Scotland. SSE became the last of the "big six" energy companies to announce early summer price rises, with a 6.7% average increase in ga

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The Scottish Government is in danger of failing to deliver a real Warm Homes Bill for Scotland, a group of 50 civil society and business organisations has warned. In a joint statement issued today the group calls on ministers and MSPs to create a law that will end fuel poverty, create new jobs and i

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Pioneering technology applied to a tried and tested principle introduced in Dundee almost a century ago is set to take the city into a low carbon future. A decade long vision that will start to deliver small scale, local heating schemes, similar to one developed in the Logie area in 1919 will be dis

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Shelter Scotland’s senior campaigns & policy officer, Lisa Glass, on the health implications of living in a cold home, and what more needs to be done. Thinking about cold homes and fuel poverty might be hard just now given the elusive Scottish summer will soon be upon us, but today 649,000 hou

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Proposals for a £606,000 investment in the expansion of the Torry district heating network are to be progressed after backing from Aberdeen City Council. Councillors on the capital programme committee considered the plans yesterday and gave their approval to add to the existing network in Balnagask

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Housing minister Kevin Stewart Housing minister Kevin Stewart outlines the Scottish Government's commitment to eradicating fuel poverty.

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A charity is calling for the Scottish Government to reduce council tax for homeowners who carry out energy efficiency measures to tackle fuel poverty. Age Scotland said that the measure is necessary to help the soaring numbers of pensioners living in fuel poverty. Around six in 10 single pensioner h

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The Scottish Parliament has given majority backing for proposals to bring forward energy efficiency targets by a decade. Following the publication of the Energy Efficient Scotland Route Map earlier this month, which details plans for making all buildings warmer and greener, the Scottish Government m

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Social housing landlords will be able to make their properties more energy efficient after the Scottish Government unveiled a £3.5 million decarbonisation fund. Local authorities and housing associations will be able to use the fund on projects that improve energy efficiency and decarbonise heating

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David Evans MBE (left) and housing minister Kevin Stewart MSP The producer of an innovation in internal wall insulation has launched a new Aberdeen factory to create jobs and continue its fight against fuel poverty.

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