Energy Action Scotland

Energy crisis and price cap rise 'could force 150,000 more Scots into fuel poverty'

An extra 150,000 people in Scotland could be forced into fuel poverty this winter due to an increase in energy prices, Energy Action Scotland has warned.

Published 24 September 2021

Kingdom Housing Association relieves pressure for those most in need

Kingdom Housing Association has teamed up with Energy Action Scotland and local food poverty organisation EATS Rosyth to provide a low-cost alternative to cooking at home for tenants struggling with their fuel bills.

Published 7 May 2021

Energy Action Scotland seeks changes to winter payments to cut fuel poverty

Fuel poverty champions Energy Action Scotland is calling for winter fuel and cold weather payments to be more closely targeted at people who need it most.

Published 14 April 2021

Kingdom Housing Association energy adviser recognised at national Fuel Poverty Awards

Kingdom Housing Association is celebrating after winning a top accolade at Energy Action Scotland’s Fuel Poverty Awards.

Published 7 April 2021

Scotland’s national chef Gary Maclean helps families in fuel poverty

Scotland’s national chef Gary Maclean is backing a new campaign to help families struggling with rising fuel bills by providing tasty ways of keeping costs down.

Published 26 March 2021

Alliance calls for affordable housebuilding to be 'cornerstone' of Scotland’s Covid recovery

An alliance of more than 25 advocacy, support and housing organisations have today written to cabinet secretary for finance Kate Forbes, asking her to make social and affordable homes “the cornerstone of Scotland’s recovery” in this week’s Budget.

Published 26 January 2021

Energy Action Scotland calls for mercy over lockdown energy debts

Energy Action Scotland (EAS) has called on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to intervene as energy companies across Scotland are permitted to pursue unpaid energy bills amid the coronavirus crisis. 

Published 23 July 2020

Fife Council hosts Fuel Poverty Conference

Fife Council hosted its Fuel Poverty Conference this week, bringing partners together to help people who are struggling to pay for heat and power in their homes.

Published 12 March 2020

Concern as number of households in fuel poverty rose by 36,000

The number of Scottish households living in fuel poverty increased by 36,000 during 2018, though the level of extreme fuel poverty has continued to fall, official figures have revealed.

Published 21 January 2020

Fuel poverty charity warns of ‘unfair’ tax on electric vehicle investment

The director of Energy Action Scotland has called on all political parties to reduce the burden of fuel poverty in Scotland by adding the levy on consumer bills for investment to general taxation.

Published 29 November 2019

TIG named Installer of the Year 2019 by Energy Action Scotland

A local community benefit society which delivers the Home Energy Efficiency Programme: Area Based Scheme (HEEPS:ABS) to the Outer Hebrides is celebrating a national award.

Published 18 November 2019

Energy Action Scotland conference to put focus on fuel poverty ahead of hard winter

With arctic winds set to bring freezing temperatures and gales to the whole country, Energy Action Scotland is to gather together policy makers, support services, industry and energy companies this week to look at the work being done to alleviate the high levels of fuel poverty currently suffered by a quarter of households in Scotland.

Published 6 November 2019

Scottish Labour amendments to bring forward fuel poverty elimination target

Amendments to the Scottish Government’s Fuel Poverty Bill to set a target to eliminate fuel poverty in Scotland by 2032 will be tabled this week by Scottish Labour.

Published 25 March 2019

Holyrood committee takes evidence on new fuel poverty target

The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee began hearing evidence yesterday as part of its examination of proposed legislation which sets a new target relating to the eradication of fuel poverty.

Published 22 November 2018

Cold homes ‘ten times more dangerous than roads’ during severe weather

People in the UK were ten times more likely to die from a cold home than a road accident during last winter’s cold snap due to poor planning and a lack of national resources, two energy charities have warned.

Published 17 September 2018