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Fuel poverty among Scottish households drops by 4%

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

£2.6m awarded to innovative local green energy solutions

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

Warm homes ‘could see a third of excess winter deaths avoided’

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

Charities call for green homes investment to follow Queensferry Crossing opening

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

Calls for tougher energy targets for PRS homes

Scottish Labour has called on the Scottish Government to introduce tougher targets to make private rented homes more energy efficient.

Published 8 August 2017

Increasing energy efficiency of homes must be at heart of Energy Strategy, says SFHA

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

Experts lead call for new transformative energy sector

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

Majority of Scots back increase to home energy efficiency investment

Health, housing, anti-poverty and environmental organisations have called for more public money to be spent on making Scotland’s homes energy efficient after a new poll found there was overwhelming backing for more investment to tackle fuel poverty.

Published 4 January 2017

Report claims 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030 is necessary and achievable

A Warm Homes Act and a national energy efficiency programme will contribute towards the “necessary and achievable” target of producing half of all of Scotland’s energy across heat, transport and electricity from renewables by 2030, according to a new report.

Published 10 October 2016

Sector welcomes Programme for Government

The Scottish Government’s priority for warm homes has “lit up” the Programme for Government and been welcomed across the sector.

Published 7 September 2016

Warm homes guarantee ‘should be government programme priority’

A commitment to ensure everyone in Scotland lives in a warm home and action to address fuel poverty should be priorities for the Scottish Government, campaigners said today.

Published 6 September 2016

61 per cent of Scots back a ‘fully renewable’ powered future

Scottish ministers should embrace a vision to make Scotland the EU’s first fully renewable electricity nation, campaigners have said today.

Published 5 September 2016

MPs report criticises cuts to Scotland's renewable energy industry

A committee of MPs has called on the UK government to clarify future support for the Scottish renewables industry following a “disproportionate” impact of cuts on the sector.

Published 25 July 2016

Call for improving ‘scourge of cold homes’ to be Scotland’s next big infrastructure project

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 homes in every part of Scotland, whilst also helping to realise a more socially-just and low-carbon future.

Published 6 June 2016

Scottish Government urged to deliver on Warm Homes Act promise

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.

Published 31 May 2016