Almost seven in ten Scots living in rural areas support the use of onshore wind energy, a new poll has found. The independent survey is the first to focus specifically on what people living outside urban areas think of renewable energy developments.
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. In its response to government consultations on energy efficiency, CIH Scotland has welcomed consideration of higher standards for homes in t
The Existing Homes Alliance has expressed concern that the Scottish Government is weakening its plans to make Scotland's homes warm and energy efficient. The group, whose members include the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), the Alliance of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers, a
A £60 million fund to help new technology and low carbon solutions be developed in Scotland is now open for business. The Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP), which is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), will fund large scale projects which support the amb
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. WWF Scotland said the growth of renewables, more efficient homes and appliances, and governments’ climate change policies h
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. The strategy includes a range of actions, including a £20 million
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. Statistics
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). Projects in Glencoe, Callander, Aviemore, Stromness and St Andrews were amongst those to be awarded a sha
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. The Existing Homes Alliance said the forthcoming Warm H
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. Environmental organisation WWF Scotland and health charity the British Lung Foundation Scotlan
Scottish Labour has called on the Scottish Government to introduce tougher targets to make private rented homes more energy efficient. According to Labour, soaring energy costs and poorly insulated homes have pushed a third of those living in the private rented sector into fuel poverty.
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 yesterday, the draft
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. Members of Scotland’s Future Energy Taskforce have today released their recommendations ahe
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. A survey commissioned by WWF Scotland revealed t
The Isle of Eigg off Scotland's west coast shows the way forward to a renewable future 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