Fuel poverty

Fuel poverty facts speak for themselves

MUCH has been made in the press over the last few months about the level of fuel poverty in Shetland. All fuel poverty is bad news but if, by the current definition, you’re living in extreme fuel poverty then you are deemed to be at least twice as badly off as someone who is officially […] Shetland News …


SIC embarks on campaign for cheaper electricity prices

MOVES to supply offshore oil and gas facilities with renewable energy generated in Shetland could open up an avenue towards much cheaper electricity prices for islanders, Shetland Islands Council (SIC) believes. The SIC has already initiated talks with the UK Government with the aim of overhauling the energy markets’ regulatory framework, a pre-condition to make […] Shetland News …


Latest figures confirm extent of fuel poverty

WITH the latest Scottish house condition figures confirming once again the level of fuel poverty across the isles, energy advisers are reminding people that financial help for home energy improvements is available. According to the Scottish house condition survey published on Tuesday, 14 per cent of dwellings in Shetland are in the least energy efficient category, […] Shetland News …