The Energy Advisory Service SCIO as TIG’s charitable associate has secured funding for their “Energy in transition Western Isles” project - providing an extensive energy roadshow and home visit programme.

Western Isles Energy Charity, TEAS SCIO, has had a major success with drawing 10% of the total UK Redress fund.

Energy in Transition Western Isles is a major new project to support energy reduction and climate change action, conducting the most extensive advice roadshow ever undertaken in the islands. Every village will be visited, with a range of activities undertaken designed to promote better understanding of energy use. People will be offered support to lower energy use and bills, with tailored advice to their home and business. The roadshow will be low carbon, as it will be conducted in an electric vehicle, which will also be available for residents to try out.

 

 

Last week Tighean Innse Gall (TIG) hosted members of the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee as they took evidence from householders in the Western Isles, regarding Fuel Poverty and how it affects their lives.

With the Scottish Government introducing a Bill incorporating proposed changes to the definition of Fuel Poverty, the committee were keen to understand what impact the Bill, if enacted in its current form, may have in a remote rural setting. The committee were also eager to discover how the Government’s proposed strategy might be delivered and in particular how local and trusted organisations like TIG could assist through the vital work they do.

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