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
The Existing Homes Alliance has expressed concern that the Scottish Government is weakening its plans to make Scotland's homes warm and energy efficient.
Published 7 March 2018
A £60 million fund to help new technology and low carbon solutions be developed in Scotland is now open for business.
Published 22 January 2018
The carbon footprint of homes across Scotland has fallen by an average of 25% since the Scottish Climate Change Act was passed in 2009, according to an environmental charity.
Published 4 January 2018
The Scottish Government has published the country’s first Energy Strategy which it said will strengthen the development of local energy, empower and protect consumers, and support climate change efforts while tackling fuel poverty.
Published 21 December 2017
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.
Published 6 December 2017
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).
Published 4 December 2017
Campaigners called on the Scottish Government to take further action to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes in the wake of new statistics showing that an excess of 2,720 people died in winter 2016/17 compared with warmer months.
Published 18 October 2017
In the week Scotland’s newest bridge opens to traffic, campaigners are setting out the benefits of another big infrastructure project that would help to create a more socially-just and low-carbon future.
Published 29 August 2017
Scottish Labour has called on the Scottish Government to introduce tougher targets to make private rented homes more energy efficient.
Published 8 August 2017
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed the publication of Scotland’s first ever integrated energy roadmap by the Scottish Government but has called for the strategy to include greater emphasis on increasing the energy efficiency of homes.
Published 25 January 2017
The Scottish Government must grasp its opportunity to transform the country’s energy sector and provide strong vision for Scotland’s future energy system, according to a group of leading energy experts.
Published 23 January 2017