Fuel poverty



Scottish Labour amendments to bring forward fuel poverty elimination target

Amendments to the Scottish Government’s Fuel Poverty Bill to set a target to eliminate fuel poverty in Scotland by 2032 will be tabled this week by Scottish Labour.

Published 25 March 2019

Pilot energy efficiency project launched in Ellon

An innovative pilot project has launched in a bid to make Ellon of one Scotland’s most efficient towns.

Published 18 March 2019

Stephen Henesy: Housing associations must not be put off by Our Power fallout

The collapse of energy supplier Our Power sent a shockwave through the Scottish housing sector. Prop-tech entrepreneur Stephen Henesy of Helpthemove believes technology and utilities are still key to unlocking new revenue streams for housing associations looking to benefit their tenants.

Published 18 March 2019

MSPs back government’s fuel poverty legislation but demand further action

A Bill outlining new measures to tackle fuel poverty has been given approval in the Scottish Parliament despite concerns the plans “lack ambition”.

Published 21 February 2019

CCG and Carbon Futures conduct R&D to reduce heat loss in housing

CCG (Scotland) has taken the next steps to improve the energy performance of the typical home with research and development into heat loss.

Published 21 February 2019

Falkirk residents to benefit from £4m district heating upgrade

125 additional homes, three local schools and Falkirk Council offices are all set to benefit from a newly announced £4 million project to extend an existing district heating system and create a private wire network at Callendar Park.

Published 14 February 2019

Energy prices to increase after Ofgem raises price cap

Millions of households across Britain are set to see an increase in the cost of energy after Ofgem increased price caps for default tariffs and pre-payment meter customers.

Published 7 February 2019

Holyrood committee’s fuel poverty calls 'welcome' but 'further ambition still required'

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed a report by the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee which called for additional measures to be included in the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill.

Published 30 January 2019

Holyrood committee calls for improvements to tackle fuel poverty

A Bill to reduce fuel poverty in Scotland has been given the support of a Holyrood committee but it warned that additional measures are required to put an end to thousands of people lacking the means to keep their homes warm.

Published 29 January 2019

Our Power falls into administration

Housing association-backed energy provider Our Power has ceased trading.

Published 28 January 2019

Parliamentary exhibition calls for warm homes for all

The Existing Homes Alliance Scotland (ExHAS) held an exhibition in Parliament this week to highlight the issues of energy efficiency and fuel poverty.

Published 25 January 2019

Hillcrest research suggests 52% of Scottish households are in fuel poverty

More than half of Scottish households have been plunged into fuel poverty as a result of crippling energy prices with people going to astonishing lengths in order to keep warm, new research has revealed.

Published 24 January 2019

New data unveils vast difference in energy switching rates across Scotland

Switching energy supplier could save each Scottish household more than £150 a year, with East Renfrewshire the local authority area where people are most likely to switch, new research has found.

Published 21 January 2019

Blog: Why we need a bold target on fuel poverty

As the Fuel Poverty Bill continues to make its way through Parliament, CIH Scotland’s policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell reflects on the need for cross party commitment to achieve real changes.

Published 10 January 2019

Scottish charities receive share of £2m energy redress fund

The Energy Saving Trust has awarded more than £2.1 million to 15 charities across the UK as part of the Energy Redress Scheme, which redistributes voluntary payments from UK energy companies.

Published 9 January 2019