Fuel Poverty

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Stirling Council, alongside partner Scottish Water Horizons, has been awarded £100,000 to explore a pioneering heat solution for rural Stirling, with initial feasibility being carried out in Callander. The first study of its kind in the UK, the project will investigate how waste heat extracted from

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The Scottish Government has been urged to take concerted action to eliminate fuel poverty altogether after new figures revealed that the overall level amongst Scottish households is down about four percentage points in a year, equivalent to 99,000 fewer households living in fuel poverty. Statistics

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Twelve projects to create local, green energy solutions have been awarded a share of £2.6 million, as part of the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP). Projects in Glencoe, Callander, Aviemore, Stromness and St Andrews were amongst those to be awarded a sha

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Heating installation specialist Ecoliving, part of the Glasgow-based Turner Group, is making £3 million available to support social landlords in the fight against fuel poverty. The timing of the announcement coincides with the opening to applications of the second round of funding from the £150m W

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(from left) Fife Council lead professional Bill Dewar, Rev Alan Kimmitt, Barbara Whiting Fife Council lead professional and Martha Maclachlan energy promotion and development officer during a public exhibition of the plans earlier this year A project to provide heating for homes and businesses in Gl

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SNP MSP Clare Haughey has established a new Cross-Party Group (CPG) aimed at improving consumer protection in the energy market. The new Cross-Party Group on Consumer Protection for Home Energy Efficiency was established after getting the go-ahead from the Scottish Parliament’s Standards Committee

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Energy regulator Ofgem is to cap the amount suppliers can charge customers for installing a pre-payment meters in customers’ homes and ban the costs altogether for the most vulnerable. Prepayment meters are typically installed under warrant when a customer cannot or will not pay their energy bill.

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Sarah Boyack The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed moves to enshrine the Scottish Government’s proposed new fuel poverty target in legislation but said that more investment is required to make the ambition a reality.

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The Scottish Government has launched a public consultation to seek views on a new long-term strategy to tackle fuel poverty. Running until February next year, the consultation document will seek opinions on, among other things, ambitious targets for fuel poverty reduction - with a revised definition

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Councillor Susan Aitken (centre) with residents and staff from Cromwell Sheltered Housing complex May Lyttle, William McMillan, Dennis McGowan, Jane Drummond and Lilian Kerr More than 15,000 older Glaswegians are set to benefit from a £100 winter warmer thanks to Glasgow City Council’s Affordable

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Plans have been submitted for a new energy centre at Queens Quay which developers say could make Clydebank become the “greenest town in Scotland”. The proposed facility for the District Heat Network will form part of the first phase of development at the £250 million regeneration project on the

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Scottish not-for-profit energy supplier Our Power has launched a Social Purpose Bond which it says will allow it to increase its market share and deliver its social impact. The Edinburgh-based company has secured £10 million to date in debt finance and is bringing a three-year, unsecured bond via t

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An independent review into reducing costs in each element of the electricity supply chain has been published by the UK government. Building on the government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper, Professor Dieter Helm CBE was asked in August to consider the whole electricity supply chain of generatio

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