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A Scotland without fuel poverty is a fairer Scotland: four steps to achieving sustainable, affordable and attainable warmth and energy use for all

Published: 24 Oct 2016
Part of:
Housing
ISBN:
9781786525413

Report by the Scottish Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group proposing a fresh approach to delivering affordable warmth and energy use in Scotland.

105 page PDF

1.6MB

105 page PDF

1.6MB

Contents
A Scotland without fuel poverty is a fairer Scotland: four steps to achieving sustainable, affordable and attainable warmth and energy use for all
Appendix 5: Framework of current actions to address fuel poverty

105 page PDF

1.6MB

Appendix 5: Framework of current actions to address fuel poverty

Low Income
Poor Energy
Efficient Home
Low Income
Energy Efficient Home
High Income
Poor Energy Efficient Home
High Income
Energy Efficient Home
Action to increase income
Action to reduce energy costs

Action to improve home energy efficiency
Action to increase income:
Action to reduce energy costs
Action to improve home energy efficiency No income or home energy efficiency action
Whole Population education to improve effective and efficient use of energy to achieve:
Energy efficiency

Effective energy use

Healthy temperature for healthy life - thermal comfort and ventilation

Actions within current initiatives to tackle fuel poverty

Action Organisation

Income

Benefit and tax credit maximisation Home Energy Scotland and referrals to Citizen Advice Bureaux ( CAB), debt advice services
Cold Weather Payments Department for Welfare and Pensions ( DWP), Social Security Agency
Winter Fuel Payments DWP, Social Security Agency
Warm Home Discount Energy suppliers
Energy Trust Funds - larger energy companies have charitable trusts to support people who are struggling to pay energy bills to reduce or clear debt related to energy consumption. Energy suppliers
Referral for impartial advice on tariff checks Home Energy Scotland, CABs
Referrals and signposting to local money and debt advice and to local outreach energy advice and advocacy services through a variety of funds including charitable and local authority budgets. Home Energy Scotland with referrals to local authorities, housing associations and voluntary organisations
Energy performance
Specialist advisors provide free and impartial advice over the phone or in the home Home Energy Scotland
Information, tools and advice videos and case studies Energy Saving Trust, Scottish Government, local energy advice services

Support for energy efficiency measures:

Area Based Schemes ( ABS) to install measures, targets fuel poor areas.

HEEPS Loans - provides interest free loans of up to £15,000 to owner occupiers and landlords for measures such as boilers and solid wall insulation and connection to the gas grid.

Energy Company Obligation ( ECO) - a requirement placed on larger energy suppliers to install affordable warmth/ energy efficiency measures-mainly gas boiler replacement and insulation measures.

Warmer Homes Scotland - Provides a range of measures to vulnerable homeowners and private sector tenants including: Cavity Wall Insulation; Loft Insulation; Boiler Replacement; External Wall Insulation (solid wall); Internal Wall Insulation (solid wall)

Resource Efficient Scotland SME loans: Funded by the Scottish Government, this scheme provides interest free loans of £1,000 to £100,000 to help private sector landlords install measures that will improve the energy efficiency of their properties.

Home Energy Scotland, local authorities, Energy Saving Trust

Specialist advisors provide free and impartial advice about renewables over the phone or in the home

Home Energy Scotland, local energy advice services
The Green Homes Network - case studies and visits to find out more about reality of installing measures. Home Energy Scotland
Interest free loans of up to £10,000 from the Scottish Government for domestic renewables system. This supplements support through the Renewable Heat Incentive and Feed-in-tariffs funded by the UK Government. Home Energy Scotland
How to use energy
Information, tools and advice videos and case studies Home Energy Scotland, Scottish Government, local energy advice services
Pilot project on how to use heating controls Home Energy Scotland

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