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Enhanced Support to Make Homes Warmer & Greener

Making Climate-Friendly Energy Improvements Simpler As of this month, it has been made simpler and more affordable for people to install climate-friendly heat and energy efficiency measures in their homes. Homeowners can now apply for a standalone grant of £7,500 from the Home Energy Scotland

‘Gaping Hole’ In Support for Off-Grid Homes

Rural Scotland ‘Hung Out to Dry’ The SNP has condemned the UK Government’s lack of support with energy bills for households not connected to the energy grid. The UK Government previously announced it would offer just £100 in total to households across the UK who

Graeme’s Column

The Scottish Parliament resumes in a few days’ time. Speaking personally, this year’s summer recess has been productive, informative and the kind of battery recharge I haven’t experienced since 2017. Free from the demands of ministerial responsibility, after stepping back from government in January, this

What EU Countries Are Doing to Help with the Cost of Living

Food prices are rising, energy prices are soaring – they’re on track to hit over £3,600 a year from January – and the UK Tories are too distracted by an increasingly right-wing leadership contest to do anything about it. While UK salaries fell at the fastest rate on

Energy Price Cap & Interest Rates Increasing 

Tory Negligence Sees Households Face ‘Double-Whammy’ The SNP has warned of a ‘double-whammy’ hit to households in the coming months, after changes to interest rates and the energy price cap were announced this week. Ofgem confirmed on Thursday 4th August that the energy price cap,

Transforming Heating in Homes

Zero Direct Emission Plans for All New Buildings Proposals for all new buildings to be fitted with climate-friendly alternatives to fossil fuel heating systems have been published. The New Building Heat Standard (Part II) consultation sets out plans that would mean direct emissions heating systems

Scotland ‘Ripped Off’ on Energy

Next Prime Minster Must Fix Grid Charge Graeme has said whoever becomes the next Prime Minister must urgently address the ‘rip off’ charges that energy companies in Scotland pay to access the National Grid. Scotland has the highest fees for companies to access the National Grid to export energy,

Graeme’s Column

Reflecting on Storm Arwen Storm Arwen – dubbed the worst UK storm in decades – brought destructive wind, rain and snow to our shores, leaving more than a quarter of a million people in the dark. Established tree branches were snapped like twigs and, sadly,

£50m for Warmer, Greener Homes

Support to Help People Save on Heating This Winter An additional £18 million will be available this year to help householders install energy efficient measures and reduce their heating bills, bringing the total support available through Home Energy Scotland to £50 million in 2021-2022. People

Scotland to be Green Energy Powerhouse

Energy Day at COP26 Taking forward Scotland’s ambition to become a powerhouse of renewable energy is central to the Scottish Government’s activity at Energy Day at COP26 today (Thursday 4th November). First Minister Nicola Sturgeon spoke at an Offshore Wind Business Breakfast and announced plans