Energy and Fuel Poverty

Our current work to increase energy efficiency, reduce fuel poverty and carbon emissions. 

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Air Source Heat Pump and Sunamp Heat storage monitoring and evaluation

Scottish Government, West Highland Housing Association

Changeworks is monitoring and evaluating West Highland Housing Association’s Air Source Heat Pump and Sunamp Heat Battery Storage Decarbonation Fund project, funded by the Scottish Government. This...

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Accelerating Condominium Energy (ACE) Retrofitting

Interreg NWE Programme, Energy Cities, Scottish Government, Aberdeen City Council

Accelerating Condominium Energy (ACE) Retrofitting was a European Interreg project aiming to increase deep energy retrofit in apartment blocks and tenements by matchmaking the supply side (building...

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Affordable Warmth Advocacy

Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme, Home Energy Scotland, StepChange, Scottish Association of Landlords

 Affordable Warmth Advocacy, a two-year service funded by the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme, will empower householders to tackle cold homes and resolve their energy billing and debt...

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NHS Lothian, Penicuik Citizens Advice Bureau, Dalkeith Citizens Advice Bureau and Midlothian Sure Start

AIM HI (Access to Improved opportunities in Midlothian for long-term Health Improvement), funded by NHS Lothian, is a partnership created to improve health and wellbeing of parents-to-be and...

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Beyond Energy Efficiency: Research on face to face actions to help consumers

Consumer Futures Unit at Citizens Advice Scotland

We’re looking into face to face fuel poverty advice services in Scotland. This research has been commissioned by the Consumer Futures Unit (CFU) team at Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) to help...

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Borderlands Strategic Low Carbon Energy Masterplan

UK Government, Scottish Government, Carlisle, Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway, Northumberland and Scottish Borders Councils, Carbon Trust, Regen and Buro Happold

The Borderlands Strategic Low Carbon Energy Masterplan is one of a range of projects being delivered by the Borderlands Partnership. The Borderlands Partnership was established to unlock the...

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Bringing renewable technology to Gorebridge and Dalkeith

Scottish Government, Midlothian Council

Changeworks is working with Midlothian Council to install solar panels, battery storage and air source heat pumps for 182 council homes in Dalkeith and Gorebridge, supporting the Energy Efficiency...

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Canny Budgeting Port of Leith

Scottish Government (People and Communities Fund), Port of Leith Housing Association

Canny Budgeting Port of Leith provides advice on energy efficiency and financial matters to Port of Leith Housing Association tenants and other local Leith residents. The project is...

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Canny Tenants

The National Lottery Community Fund, Eildon Housing Association, Melville Housing Association, Midlothian Council

Canny Tenants focuses on preventing debt, managing heating and electricity costs and budgeting by supporting some of Midlothian and the Scottish Borders’ most vulnerable residents. Running until...

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Different Rules for Different Fuels: Consumer Protection in the District Heat Market

Funder: Consumer Futures Unit team at Citizens Advice Scotland / Partner: Centre for Sustainable Energy

We are looking into what consumer protection measures could and should be introduced into the district heating industry in Scotland. Unlike consumers on gas or electricity, those with district...

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