Councillors in Aberdeen have unanimously backed plans to expand the city’s heat network into the Torry community – offering hundreds of homes savings on their energy bills. The Combined Heat and Power scheme is expected to deliver low cost, low carbon energy to at least 350 homes in Torry as wel
Residents of an Edinburgh housing estate are to benefit from cheaper energy bills after a new green energy scheme was given the go-ahead. People living in Dumbiedykes can look forward to lower costs after the Tower Power project received a funding award of £821,200 from the Scottish Government’s
The Scottish Government has recently stated that it will not meet its target to end fuel poverty in Scotland. The chair of The Independent Scottish Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group informed the Housing Minister that the fuel poverty target will not be met this year.
Citizens Advice Scotland is calling on the UK government to delay the final deadline for rolling-out its new smart meter programme. A report by the charity's Consumer Futures Unit (CFU) suggests that the current deadline of 2020 is likely to cause problems for vulnerable consumers and increase the o
Russian students visit Glasgow's Broomhill Cube Housing Association’s innovative district heating system in Glasgow has attracted international attention.
Sean McLaughlin With November's fuel poverty targets set to be missed, pressure needs to be applied to the Scottish Government to deliver a Warm Homes Bill to tackle Scotland's 1.5m cold homes, says Sean McLaughlin, managing director of Matilda’s Planet.
Artist’s impression of the Queensferry Crossing from South Queensferry With six months to go until Scotland’s newest bridge, the Queensferry Crossing, is set to be opened, campaigners are calling for the country’s next big infrastructure project to be one that makes a difference to people’s
Dr Sam Gardner A Warm Homes Act that helps deliver clean, affordable heat to homes must be a priority for the new Scottish Government, according to a group from the third, renewable and academic sectors.
Jimmy Black Fuel poverty and poor housing conditions in Dundee are among the key indicators of poverty in the city and beyond, according to a new report.
Bill and Lillias Anderson say the improvements made to their home thanks to Warmworks have been ‘life changing’ With more than £200 million of support still available, the 2000th customer of a Scottish Government scheme to help vulnerable people trapped by fuel poverty has urged people to take
Huge variations and changes to relevant national and UK wide affordable warmth policies has inevitably hindered progress to eradicate fuel poverty, according to a new report. The UK Fuel Poverty Monitor, produced annually by National Energy Action (NEA) and Energy Action Scotland (EAS), was publishe
The UK government’s flagship energy-saving programme, the Green Deal, has not achieved value for money because it failed to persuade householders that energy efficiency measures are worth paying for, the National Audit Office has found. A report by the watchdog, published yesterday, revealed that
An innovative renewable heating project which could help to reduce fuel poverty in the north of Perth is to be discussed by councillors next week. Members of Perth and Kinross Council’s strategic policy & resources committee will hear how the River Tay Heat Pump and District Heating project ai
Patrick Harvie The Scottish Greens have launched their 2016 election manifesto, vowing to build more homes, make rent fairer and end fuel poverty.
Graeme Brown Dear editor,