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Heat pumps not just hot air!

Half of Scotland’s energy is expected to come from renewable sources by 2030. Change is happening across the country and we know of 1,100 householders who are leading the way.Tim Johnston of Lentran near Inverness and Mathieson Ross of Aviemore...

27 Nov 2018 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

£140 off your electricity bill – do you qualify?

Getting £140 discount off your electricity bill is not widely advertised, so you may not have heard of it. I find that many householders who are eligible for this discount have no idea it exists. Here at Changeworks we try to spread the word about...

15 Nov 2018 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Engaging football fans scores energy efficiency goals

Changeworks supports people across Scotland to save energy at home through initiatives that support people to adopt low carbon behaviours. We caught up with Aidan Tracey, Relationship Officer at our Home Energy Scotland advice centre in the South...

14 Sep 2018 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Mhairi’s plastic free July challenge

Plastic pollution continues to hit the headlines, with programmes such as the BBC’s Blue Planet and Blue Planet 2 showing us the horrific extent of what it’s doing to our oceans. Plastic is such an integral part of our daily lives, so is it...

24 Aug 2018 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Carbon reduction

Inspiring internship at Changeworks

Video is a dynamic and engaging way to connect with different audiences. We recently took on an intern to develop our video and graphics communications and improve our stakeholder engagement. Here Carlota Huelva tells us about her experiences.Hello...

3 Jan 2018 Lynne Sneddon Corporate

My intern experience at Changeworks

This year Changeworks celebrated its 30th anniversary. Two key events were planned to mark the occasion. Annalise Matthews joined Changeworks as an events management intern to assist...

18 Dec 2017 Lynne Sneddon Corporate

Understanding Energy Performance Certificates

What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?Much like the multi-coloured sticker found on your new fridge freezer or similar appliance, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) provides an Energy Efficiency (EE) rating for a building by applying...

17 Aug 2017 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Volunteers make Changeworks

Welcome to June, and welcome to Volunteers' Week! Volunteers' Week runs every year from 1-7 June and celebrates all the millions of volunteers across the UK. Run by NCVO and Volunteer Scotland, the week aims to showcase volunteering opportunities,...

2 Jun 2017 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty

The importance of case studies in social research

Like children in a sweetshop, researchers are often spoilt for choice when it comes to determining which tools to use to address a research question. This includes an array of quantitative and qualitative research tools, ranging from desk-based...

23 May 2017 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

A day in the life of a Changeworks Affordable Warmth Advisor

Changeworks Affordable Warmth Advisors provide specialist help and support to householders in or at risk of fuel poverty, in the South East of Scotland and the Highlands. They do this through referrals from service providers, eg local housing...

16 May 2017 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

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