Fuel Poverty

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Housing minister Kevin Stewart is to visit an innovative project tomorrow which is providing locally manufactured solution to fuel poverty and climate change. Matilda’s Blanket is the brainchild of social entrepreneur David Evans MBE who is investing millions of pounds of his own money into Matild

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Funding of £54.5 million to help tackle fuel poverty and reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Speaking at the All Energy conference in Glasgow, the First Minister launched the Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland, which outlines action to ensure

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In advance of an Existing Homes Alliance Scotland parliamentary reception on May 29, CIH Scotland's policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell provides an update on the work of the group. CIH Scotland is one of the founding members of the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland (ExHAS) a coalition of hous

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The Scottish Government’s Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland (HEEPS) loans scheme for Registered Social Landlords 2018/2019 is now open for applications. Loans of between £30,000 and £1 million are available to housing associations and housing co-operatives to install energy savings impro

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Around 400,000 people in Great Britain have been left without gas or electricity because they didn’t have enough money to top up their prepayment meter (PPM), according to new research from Citizens Advice. The charity found that the vast majority of these households (120,000) have people living t

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The latest £1.7 million phase of an external wall insulation (EWI) programme in Dundee is to provide warmer, more energy efficient homes at another 232 properties, councillors will hear on Monday. Nearly £40 million has been spent across the city since 2016 to ensure homes are easier to heat and m

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Citizens Advice Scotland has said British Gas customers will "find it hard to understand" a 5.5% price hike taking effect from 29 May. British Gas claims it is increasing prices because of increased wholesale costs, but the UK government has said the rise is "unjustified".

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Ambitious investment plans totalling £50.9 million will deliver significant housing improvements to council homes across North Lanarkshire, benefitting tenants and helping make significant strides towards reducing the local authority’s carbon footprint. Replacing all kitchens and bathrooms by 202

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(from left) Front: Robert Higgins, DGHP chairman and Marion Gracie, operations director with SERS. Back: April Devlin, quantity surveyor with DGHP; Hugh Carr, DGHP’s director of finance; Jane Urquhart, DGHP’s senior investment manager; Andrew Thompson, interim director of investment and regenera

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(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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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