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.
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Councillors in Dumfries and Galloway are due to discuss proposed projects on the Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland: Area Based scheme (HEEPS:ABS) in the region. A report on the initiative, which will go before the Housing Sub Committee today, will ask member to note the funding allocation of
A map showing the highest concentrations of cold homes across Scotland Political parties have been urged to commit to ridding Scotland of the “scourge” of cold homes by 2025 after new data revealed that there are up to 1.5 million cold homes in the country.
David Baptie, senior building surveyor (planned) at Dunedin Canmore and George Donaldson, managing director at Insulation Solutions Scotland, celebrate with their award A project to help tackle fuel poverty for 200 Dunedin Canmore tenants has scooped a top energy-efficiency award.
Lisa Glass By Lisa Glass, partnership officer for health at Shelter Scotland
Health and social care professionals across Scotland should be trained to spot the signs of fuel poverty and refer households for help, according to Shelter Scotland. The national housing and homelessness charity, which this week will launch the national Healthy Homes project, the reach and influenc
Aileen McLeod The SNP’s commitment to taking the action required to meet to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes was reaffirmed after a vote at the party’s conference over the weekend.
A campaign to cut the cost of electricity and gas in Scotland using people power is being launched today. One Big Switch has launched the Big Energy Switch in Scotland in response to the current energy affordability crisis gripping Scotland in which one in three Scottish households is suffering from
Annie Mauger The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has welcomed the additional funds committed towards affordable housing within the Scottish Budget for 2016-17 but urged the Holyrood to maintain further increased housing supply “as a top priority”.