First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned that Scotland faces a “tsunami of fuel poverty” as energy bills are set to increase again in October.
As many as four in 10 people in Britain could fall into fuel poverty in October, energy bosses warned, as they called for more support from the Treasury for vulnerable households.
The New Year is a time for staying close to home so, in that spirit, I will take a look at some energy-related issues that affect the Western Isles and will come to a head in 2022.
A new £140,000 initiative has been launched to help tackle fuel poverty in vulnerable homes in the north of Scotland.
As many as 500 jobs are expected to be created through a new scheme to tackle fuel poverty in the northern and Western Isles.
A Northern IslesMSP has pledged to improve residents’ lives as part of a Fuel Poverty Bill making its way through the Scottish Parliament.
More than 2.5 million households in England are struggling to pay their energy bills, figures from the Government show.
Fifty groups from across Scotland have joined forces to call for "real action" from the Government in tackling fuel poverty.
The First Minister has announced a £54.5million fund to help tackle fuel poverty in Scotland.
Lews Castle College UHI and housing organisation Tighean Innse Gall on Lewis have linked up with the University of Oulu in Finland to develop a unique, energy initiative which could make a real difference to the lives of people, facing high energy costs in areas which have a challenging climate.
The number of households in fuel poverty fell by almost 100,000 last year.
More than three in ten Brits say they are simply too scared to put their heating on through fear about crippling fuel bills, according to a new study.
Holyrood’s four opposition parties have united in a bid to force the Scottish Government to take tougher action on fuel poverty.
Scottish Labour Party holds SNP Government’s feet to the fire over the need to make private rented accommodation more energy efficient.
Campaigners have called for the Scottish Government to significantly increase funding for home energy efficiency measures after it admitted its target to end fuel poverty will not be met.
The Scottish Government will not meet its 2016 target to eradicate fuel poverty, an expert group has confirmed.
The Scottish Government has cut funding for fuel poverty by more than a 10th, according to Labour.
Hundreds of homes are to benefit from a new £10.6 million energy project aimed at cutting fuel poverty.
Housing Minister Margaret Burgess will be urged to set out how a key target to eradicate fuel poverty can “realistically be achieved”, as she attends a national conference on the issue. The two-day conference, being held in Peebles, has been organised by charity Energy Action Scotland and will be attended by a range of agencies, charities and companies from across the country. It comes after experts warned the Scottish Government’s target to eradicate fuel poverty in Scotland, as far as is reasonably practicable, by November 2016 will not be met.
Energy companies and consumer groups are being urged to take action to minimise the impact of power bill rises on customers.