Scotlands’ fuel-poor to receive £16m of new energy efficiency support

The funding aims to improve insulation and install energy efficient heating systems, in order to contribute to Scotland’s net zero targets

Scotland announces £1.6bn to support jobs and tackle fuel poverty

It is part of the government’s enhanced Green New Deal, which aims to transform the energy efficiency and heat of buildings and rapidly accelerate decarbonisation

East Lothian Council launches special venture to tackle local fuel poverty

The new supplier will be created in association with Community Interest Company energy firm People’s Energy

Portsmouth residents save £800k on energy bills with council scheme

Hundreds of households received fully funded gas central heating system, energy top-ups and free boiler replacements

Scottish fuel poverty charity calls on Nicola Sturgeon for ‘mercy over lockdown energy debts’

Fuel poverty kills six people in Scotland every day of winter, according to the Energy Action Scotland, which asks for protection of customers as companies start to pursue unpaid bills

More than 200,000 households ‘set to fall into fuel poverty as economy tumbles’

That’s the suggestion from the End Fuel Poverty Coalition, which warns a second wave of the virus arriving during colder weather could be ‘catastrophic for individuals and health services’

Solar-powered Stirling ranked as ‘Scotland’s greenest area’

Stirling has enough solar panels in place to equip 10.1% of the area’s 40,157 households, according to a new report

Millions of households ‘forced to choose between heating and eating’

That’s according to new research from uSwitch, released to draw attention to Fuel Poverty Awareness Day today – it notes 3.4 million UK households are in fuel poverty

British Gas Energy Trust seeks a new provider

The charity provides financial help with fuel bills to individuals and families and has established a funding programme for 17 advice organisations.

New £1.25m research to help deliver ‘fair and just’ net zero transition

The study will explore the causes and links between fuel and transport poverty and draw up recommendations designed to limit their impacts in the low carbon transition