Plans to ensure all buildings in Scotland are warmer, more efficient and reach zero emissions by 2045 have been launched for consultation.
Published 8 February 2021
A lack of understanding and awareness of environmentally-friendly technologies could be holding Scotland back from a green homes revolution which could boost its economy by £8 billion, according to WWF Scotland.
Published 5 January 2021
Over a million homes in Scotland need to be upgraded to low carbon heating by 2030 to ensure the Scottish Government meets its statutory climate change targets, according to an updated plan published yesterday.
Published 17 December 2020
A new £4.5 million cashback incentive to help people install renewable and energy efficiency measures in their homes has been announced by the Scottish Government.
Published 9 November 2020
The Scottish Government is to establish a £10 million Tenant Hardship Loan Fund to help those struggling to pay rent during the coronavirus crisis.
Published 2 September 2020
Retrofitting buildings is one of a number of key actions the Scottish Government should undertake to ensure Scotland’s post-COVID-19 sets a path to net zero, according to a group of civic and business leaders.
Published 13 July 2020
The Scottish Government has published new legislation on the development of heat networks to help meet climate change targets and tackle fuel poverty.
Published 3 March 2020
A significant increase in public spending to help move homes and other buildings away from a reliance on fossil fuel heating is required if Scotland is to successfully end its contribution to climate change by 2045, according to a new report.
Published 25 October 2019
Glasgow has been officially named as host for the United Nations climate talks in November 2020.
Published 11 September 2019
Scotland’s renewable electricity output soared in the first half of the year to provide enough energy to power all homes from across Scotland and north of England, according to new figures.
Published 15 July 2019
Renewable electricity generation in Scotland reached record levels in 2018, the latest figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) show.
Published 29 March 2019
Turbines generate equivalent of 98% of all Scotland’s electricity demand after record October output
The majority of Scotland’s power demand in October was met by renewable energy sources after a record month for wind power output.
Published 12 November 2018
The 14,000 Scottish homes which use coal as their main form of heating must switch to cleaner alternatives if Scotland is to hit its ambitious climate change targets, according to industry body Scottish Renewables.
Published 5 November 2018
Almost seven in ten Scots living in rural areas support the use of onshore wind energy, a new poll has found.
Published 18 October 2018
CIH Scotland has called for all homes to be brought up to a minimum of EPC C by 2030 as a new poll revealed public backing for more investment in warmer homes.
Published 30 July 2018