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Scottish ministers urged to reset target to eliminate fuel poverty

The Scottish government has been called upon to reset its targets in a bit to eliminate fuel poverty across the nation. Groups including Citizens Advice Scotland, Energy Action Scotland, the Existing Homes Alliance and Shelter Scotland have endorsed the call and say the new policy should be... More >

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Bristol encourages local solutions to energy challenges

Bristol City Council will be awarding 11 local groups a combined total of £58,132 to carry out local community energy projects through the Bristol Community Energy Fund. This initiative aims to encourage local solutions to community-specific energy challenges.  The projects were... More >

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Charities urge more action to prevent excess winter deaths

Campaigners in Scotland are demanding more action after a new report was published with alarming statistics. According to the annual Winter Mortality in Scotland report, 2,850 more people died in Scotland last winter when compared to the rest of the year's average. ​The report indicated... More >

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Flats in Ayr to get facelifts and cheaper bills

More than 100 flats in central Ayr are set to get a major facelift - and, as well as improving the exterior look of the homes, the work should help to bring down the cost of heating for residents. South Ayrshire Council has announced that it will be launching a £900,000 project to transform... More >

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Top tips for slashing your annual fuel bill

As the cold winter months begin to settle in, boilers, electric heaters and other energy-hungry devices are being switched on to keep us warm. This means that our heating costs are set to skyrocket - and with the cost of fuel seemingly always on the rise, it's likely that your heating bill will... More >

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Citizens Advice says landlords are profiting from letting out freezing homes.

A new report from Citizens Advice has found that hundreds of thousands of tenants are living in cold, draughty homes and are faced with higher-than-average energy bills. According to the research, 750,000 people were living in 300,000 properties in England with the worst energy efficiency ratings.... More >

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New tenants move into efficient housing in Cellardyke

In Fife Council, 22 new energy efficient and affordable homes are nearing completion. These form the final phase of homes for rent at Silverdykes, a development comprising a combination of flats and houses. In total, there will be a total of 57 properties in the area built by Muir Homes. The houses... More >

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Scottish conservationists warn of Brexit environmental threat

Following the historic referendum vote earlier this year, there has been a lot of uncertainty about what will happen in the future. The majority of discussions surrounding this uncertainty revolve around business and politics, as well as the value of the pound. However, there's plenty of Brexit... More >

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What does Heathrow's third runway mean for noise in the area?

The debate over Heathrow's third runway has been going for years, but recently, the controversial bit of pavement was finally given the go-ahead, with the government insisting that it was the "best option" for the whole of Britain. It's estimated that the new runway will be... More >

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Farmers and estate owners warned about new EPC rules

April 1st, 2018 might seem like a long way away, but for anyone who owns rental property, the next 18 months are likely to fly by. That's because new rules come into effect on that day, making it illegal to rent a residential property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating lower... More >

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Top tips when insulating solid walls

Solid walls are a common feature in many older properties up and down the UK, with thousands of buildings having been built prior to the introduction of cavity walls as standard in all new developments. It means the energy efficiency of these properties can be far lower than their modern... More >

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Shape 'a crucial factor' in home energy efficiency

Ensuring future homes are as energy-efficient as possible is one of the biggest challenges facing both the government and developers across the UK at present. Ever-tightening requirements for carbon emissions and the need to ensure lower energy costs for households means home builders must address... More >

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Charities call for increased fuel poverty action in Scotland

Efforts to eradicate the ongoing issue of fuel poverty in many areas of Scotland need to be stepped up, according to a new coalition of charities and campaign groups. Last winter, figures published this month by the National Records of Scotland showed a significant increase in excess winter deaths... More >

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Bristol to benefit from community energy efficiency plans

New plans have been unveiled to bring a raft of energy efficiency improvements to households across Bristol, with a new local authority investment targeted at supporting local residents to lower their bills. A total of 11 projects will now take place across the city, with a cost to Bristol City... More >

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Energy efficiency boost for Aberdeenshire homes

Funding for a new pilot project to enhance the energy efficiency of homes across Aberdeenshire has been allocated by the Scottish government. Socially-owned and private properties in Huntly, Lumsden and the surrounding areas will benefit from a new £660,000 investment as part of the incoming... More >

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Funding scheme to provide 'central heating for cities'

A new five-year scheme to enhance the energy efficiency of homes and businesses across England and Wales has been announced by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The new £320 million fund will funnel investment into the creation of new heat networks in towns and... More >

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New Poole homes 'to encourage downsizing'

A range of new energy-efficient properties have been built in Poole that will aim to encourage many people living in larger homes in the area to downsize and reduce their monthly outgoings. Designed to tackle the ongoing issue of fuel poverty across the region, the Bournemouth Echo reports these... More >

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New report calls for fresh approach to energy efficiency regulations for buildings

The government has been urged to adopt a new approach to building regulations in order to improve national energy efficiency standards. New research from the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) and the Regulatory Assistance Project has warned Theresa May's administration that the... More >

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Glasgow housing associations to tackle heating problems to reduce poverty

A group of Glasgow housing associations has pledged to address heating problems local residents are suffering with as part of a wider effort to tackle poverty across north-west Glasgow. Queens Cross Housing Association, ng Homes and Maryhill Housing have signed a joint Charter to Challenge Poverty,... More >

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British Gas/NEA scheme helps more than a million fight fuel poverty

British Gas and the charity National Energy Action (NEA) have highlighted the considerable success of their Community Action Partnership, a scheme launched in 2014 to help tackle fuel poverty on a nationwide basis. Devised as the first nationwide grassroots initiative to support people struggling... More >

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BWCE launches new grant programme to help tackle carbon emissions

Bath & West Community Energy (BWCE) has announced the launch of a new grant programme to help communities in Bath and the surrounding area to reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. A total of £40,000 will be distributed to local community groups through the BWCE Fund scheme,... More >

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