Fuel poverty reduction … Historically, fuel poverty has disproportionally affected the lives of people in remote and rural areas, typically due to reduced energy efficient homes and being more reliant on potentially more expensive heating fuels.


Fuel Poverty … Shetland is not connected to the UK Mainland gas distribution grid, therefore the main fuel sources for heating in Shetland are electricity and oil, with around 8% of domestic energy consumption provided from the Lerwick District Heating Scheme.

Outer Hebrides

Fuel Poverty … As is the case in Orkney and Shetland, fuel poverty is a significant and persistent issue across the Outer Hebrides with 36% of households in fuel poverty and 24% facing extreme fuel poverty.