Our Healthy Homes for Skye, Raasay & Lochalsh project has launched! We encourage all households in the area to take the survey to find out the number of homes that are draughty, damp and expensive to keep warm. See the post for survey links.
Women’s Warm Hub Sharing Café
by Emma Bee The hub has been a great success so far and the response to it just goes to show how much these types of spaces are needed. Not only for the warm hub side of it, but more the coming together and the sharing of ideas. These types of spaces nurture...
Healthy Homes update – volunteers welcome
An update on our Healthy Homes project: working towards ‘Healthy homes, a healthy economy and a healthy planet in Skye and Lochalsh.’ The steering group is finalising the questionnaire about housing condition and energy use. All householders across Skye and Lochalsh...
Healthy Homes for Skye, Raasay and Lochalsh
A steering group has been formed with local construction and energy expertise, input from HIE and Highland Council, and Skye Climate Action. Most of the group first met together in early September, and a core group has since progressed discussions to refine the scope...
Help for businesses and community buildings seeking to reduce energy costs
Business Energy Scotland and the Let’s Do Net Zero Buildings Fund can help businesses and community organisations save energy and reduce energy costs.
Energy advice for homes and small businesses in Lochalsh and Skye
Donnie Mackay of the Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association gave a zoom talk to the Skye Climate Action network about the 12 years of the Housing Association’s ‘Energycaring’ service. Donnie explained why fuel poverty is rampant in Lochalsh and Skye, resulting from interacting factors such as lack of mains gas, high energy costs (compared to central belt), suboptimal supply chains, poorly insulated housing stock and high levels of related ill health. He also gave advice on improving energy efficiency. Contact us for a copy of Donnie’s presentation as a pdf.
How to reduce global oil demand
The International Energy Agency has published a 10 point plan for reducing oil demand, which would cut oil use by more than half Russia’s exports within four months.
How much renewable electricity does Scotland produce and consume ?
Scotland produces renewable electricity equivalent to 97% of its electricity consumption. However, much of this is exported so that only 56% of the electricity consumed in Scotland is from renewable sources.
The future of hydrogen in our energy system
Two podcasts exploring the possibilities and challenges, including production, distribution and costs, of building hydrogen into the UK energy system.
Opposition to new Cumbria coal mine
The UK government’s decision to allow a new coal mine in west Cumbria is criticised by campaigners, scientists and the UK’s own Committee on Climate Change, for increasing emissions and undermining the UK’s credibility in COP26 climate negotiations. Sign Greenpeace’s petition.