A programme to address issues of energy efficiency and fuel poverty in Glasgow over the next five years has been agreed by the local authority. The action plan for Glasgow City Council’s 2017-22 Affordable Warmth Programme has been informed by four key policy themes which are improving Glasgow's h
Blog: Linking health and fuel poverty – new catalogue of schemes shares what’s happening throughout Scotland
What support is available to help those in fuel poverty? Lisa Glass blogs on Shelter Scotland’s new guide with Energy Action Scotland. There has been a lot of attention recently on fuel poverty, and 748,000 fuel poor households marked a failed target to eradicate fuel poverty by November 2016. Two
Energy regulator Ofgem has announced the levels of the pre-payment price cap which come into effect this April. One of the remedies resulting from the Competition and Market Authority's (CMA) two year investigation of the energy market, the cap will initially apply to over four million households wh
Energy regulator Ofgem has called on Npower to "justify" to its customers why it is introducing one of the largest energy price rises for years. The energy firm has announced that it will raise standard tariff electricity prices by 15% from March 16, and gas prices by 4.8%, raising a typical dual fu
The vital and sometimes life-saving work carried out by dozens of organisations across Scotland that tackle health issues caused by fuel poverty has been mapped in a comprehensive new report. Co-authored by Shelter Scotland and Energy Action Scotland, ‘Health-Related Fuel Poverty Schemes in Scotla
Three towns in Clackmannanshire have benefitted from a multi-million pound venture aimed at reducing fuel poverty across Scotland. External wall insulation has been installed in 114 mixed tenure homes, including 48 Clackmannanshire Council, properties in Alva, Coalsnaughton and Tullibody.
Mike Dailly Govan Law Centre is sending a team of five legal experts to Dundee tomorrow to provide legal services for tenants who are living in cold, damp homes which are difficult to heat or in need of repair.
Lisa Glass By Lisa Glass, policy officer at Shelter Scotland
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed the publication of Scotland’s first ever integrated energy roadmap by the Scottish Government but has called for the strategy to include greater emphasis on increasing the energy efficiency of homes. Published yesterday, the draft
A £9.5 million District Heating Network which would provide lower-cost heating for residents in Aberdeen took a step forward at a council committee yesterday. The Torry project’s Phase One was given the go-ahead by councillors on Aberdeen City Council’s communities, housing and infrastructure c
With one in ten households in Britain facing fuel poverty this winter, and cold homes contributing to 24,300 excess winter deaths during last year, calls have been made for MPs to step up and take action. This year, 12 MPs from across the political spectrum are signing up to a new approach to tackli
These flats in Ayr are among to 300 being upgraded in South Ayrshire South Ayrshire Council is taking forward a programme of works designed to tackle fuel poverty by driving down the cost of annual bills for more than 300 homes.
Health, housing, anti-poverty and environmental organisations have called for more public money to be spent on making Scotland’s homes energy efficient after a new poll found there was overwhelming backing for more investment to tackle fuel poverty. A survey commissioned by WWF Scotland revealed t
Dundee has topped a UK fuel poverty league table Scottish cities have been ranked the five worst areas of the UK for fuel poverty.
Angela Constance Representatives from the ‘Big Six’ energy companies attended a summit yesterday looking at ways to help low income households living in fuel poverty and facing a ‘poverty premium’ of paying more for their energy.