Fuel Poverty

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Several rural housing associations have partnered on an innovative energy renewables initiative which has generated free electricity for tenants and reduced fuel poverty levels. East Lothian Housing Association (ELHA) and Berwickshire Housing Association worked in partnership with Edison Energy to i

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Aileen McLeod The Scottish Green Party has described yesterday’s ministerial statement on Scotland’s greenhouse gas emission targets as a missed opportunity to show real commitment to energy efficient housing as part of efforts to tackle climate change and fuel poverty.

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The number of fuel poverty cases recorded by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has increased by 130 per cent since 2011, according to new figures. Two reports published by the charity show not just the sharp increase in case numbers but also the reasons behind this – which include austerity policies,

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Charity groups have called on Scotland’s political parties to commit to “end the scourge of cold, energy-wasting, hard-to-heat homes” after new figures revealed that winter deaths in Scotland have reached their highest level for 15 years. The call by RCN Scotland, Age Scotland, and WWF Scotlan

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Social justice secretary Alex Neil has moved to promise that the winter fuel payment will not be abolished or means-tested only hours after civil servants disclosed that the plans were being considered. A Scottish Government paper on the future of social security, which was published this week, said

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East Lothian Council has concluded a legal agreement worth £8.3 million to purchase 71 flats and houses on two sites at Hallhill, Dunbar from Mansell Homes (part of the Balfour Beatty group). The houses, which will become part of the council’s housing stock, will be built by local firm Hart Build

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Melville Housing Association customers in the South Lanarkshire town of Forth should see significant savings on their heating bills, following the announcement of a major energy efficiency project that will start this autumn. The improvement work will see the homes receive external insulation and cl

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First minister Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled a new fuel poverty scheme, backed by up to £224 million from the Scottish Government, which will help as many as 28,000 Scots to heat their homes. Over the next seven years, Warmer Homes Scotland will install measures such as insulation, heating and domes

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Work is underway on the first phase of a £5 million programme to reduce the risk of fuel poverty among hundreds of households in Paisley. The phase one project will see more than 700 homes in the Gallowhill area benefit from measures to help residents save money on heating bills and make homes more

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Margaret Burgess Almost 2,000 of Scotland’s poorest households will benefit from a £5 million fund to make their homes cheaper to keep warm, housing minister Margaret Burgess has revealed.

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A new report is to explore how Scotland’s proud engineering tradition can be harnessed to tackle fuel poverty, improve public health, create jobs and slash carbon emissions. Commissioned by the Low Carbon Infrastructure Task Force, which includes key figures from engineering, finance, construction

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Housing minister Margaret Burgess The Scottish Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force is meeting for the first time in Inverness today, exploring the issues facing people from rural communities who are in fuel poverty.

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