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Scotland’s Climate Week 2023

This week is Scotland’s Climate Week. Throughout the week Net Zero Scotland will be encouraging individuals, businesses and communities across Scotland to reduce their carbon emissions. We have already made some great progress and it’s important that we keep going to ensure we can achieve net zero together. This year’s theme is taking action in…
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International Day of Sign Languages

Today is International Day of Sign Languages. At Home Energy Scotland we are proud to offer an accessible service – including for those who use British Sign Language (BSL). Earlier this year we won the Happy to Translate Member of the Year Award. This was thanks not just to our high-quality service in international languages,…
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Win £350 of energy saving items for you and your home

How good is your energy saving knowledge? Take our quiz to find out. There are 5 first place prizes of £750 and 5 runner up prizes of £500 waiting to be won.
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Helping you avoid energy scams

Rising energy bills have convinced many people to take action to make their home warmer. The last thing you want is to be caught out by a scam trying to take advantage.
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The closure of radio teleswitching (RTS) explained

It’s estimated there are over 250,000 electricity teleswitch meters across Scotland. There are lots of types, but some of the most common include ComfortPlus White Meter, ComfortPlus Control and Total Heat, and Total Control. If you have this type of electricity meter your heating and hot water is likely controlled by a radio signal which…
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Where to turn for financial support during these difficult times

The cost of living and the energy crisis are the major factors in seeing your bills cost more each month. If you’re struggling to pay your bills, there is help available. 
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Another successful year for our advice quiz – winners announced!

Our online advice quiz has once again proved to be very popular with over 25,000 completed entries during 2022/23. Interest was even higher with over 58,000 people visiting the quiz page on our website. We recently completed the prize draws. Here are the ten lucky individuals from across the country who were randomly selected to…
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Support for rural homes in Scotland

Energy costs can be a significant concern for rural homes. Fuel poverty and extreme fuel poverty are prevalent in rural areas, with a substantial number of households struggling to afford heating and experiencing high levels of fuel poverty. We want you to know that we’re here to support householders living in rural areas with energy…
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Should you switch to a fixed-rate energy tariff?

Fixed-rate energy tariffs have started making a return to the energy market. But it’s important to check if switching would be right for you before signing up. What’s the difference between a fixed-rate and a variable-rate tariff? A variable energy tariff is where the price you pay per unit of energy can vary, depending on…
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