The Scottish Government has announced proposals to ensure all privately rented homes in Scotland meet a minimum standard of energy efficiency. The consultation seeks views on requiring all private rented sector properties to have a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘E’ at a change in tenancy from 2019 – and rising to EPC […]


The Scottish Government has announced details of a fund to support and accelerate the development and delivery of innovative, local low-carbon energy opportunities across Scotland. The invitation to apply for funds is open to projects in rural and remote parts of Scotland, smaller towns and settlements, and areas that are off the gas grid. The […]


The Scottish Government has published consultation papers on local heat & energy efficiency strategies, and regulation of district heating. Views are invited on planning at local level of heat decarbonisation and energy efficiency programmes within Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP), and supporting the development of district heating in Scotland. The full text can be accessed […]


The Danish Board of District Heating (DBDH) is hosting a series of events across Scotland for local authorities involved in district heating. The events in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness are scheduled for the 17th, 18th and 19th January respectively. DBDH has previously worked with local authorities, housing associations and universities across Scotland providing speakers for […]

Heat 2016
10th November 2016

23 November, 2016: Annual conference from ADE and the Energy Institute which is focused this year on what a local, devolved future means for the heat sector. See link for more information Venue: Connaught Rooms, London

The future of low carbon heat
10th May 2016

7 June, 2016: The Scottish Renewables Low Carbon Heat Conference will focus on the challenges in the sector on the way to 2050. The conference will explore key issues including the role low-carbon heat plays in the Scottish Government’s new energy strategy and the future of the Renewable Heat Incentive. Venue: Perth Concert Hall

Funding for low carbon heating
8th March 2016

Three innovative heating projects have been awarded a total of £1.75 million by the Scottish Government. The schemes, in Shetland, Clydebank and Glasgow, will use water source heat pump technology to extract heat from water to supply low carbon heat efficiently. A £1.6m loan will help fund a large scale sea-water source heat pump in […]

Water source heat pumps get £2.3m boost
17th September 2015

A Challenge Fund has been launched to encourage the development of large scale water source heat pump schemes in Scotland. Water source heat pump technology extracts heat from water sources such as rivers, canals, and lochs to supply low carbon heat efficiently. The Water Source Heat Pumps Challenge Fund, which is part of the Low […]

Almost a quarter of a million pounds of funding has been awarded to five feasibility projects across Scotland that will investigate how the thermal energy in the ground can be used to heat homes and businesses. The five schemes are the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre; a brownfield site at Guardbridge, Fife; former mineworkings at […]

The Scottish Government has published its Heat Policy Statement (HPS), setting out its approach to working towards decarbonising the heat system along with a framework for investment in a low carbon heat sector. The statement designates energy efficiency as a National Infrastructure Priority. To support this £76 million will be available over the next 3 […]