Energy Action Scotland



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

Sector calls for increased ambition on fuel poverty

A new bill which will set targets to reduce fuel poverty in Scotland is “too narrowly focused” and will fail to address the “scandal” of cold, damp homes, according to campaigners.

Published 28 June 2018

Existing Homes Alliance leads 50 organisations in call for real Warm Homes Bill

The Scottish Government is in danger of failing to deliver a real Warm Homes Bill for Scotland, a group of 50 civil society and business organisations has warned.

Published 29 May 2018

First Minister announces fuel poverty and energy efficiency allocation of £54.5m

Funding of £54.5 million to help tackle fuel poverty and reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Published 2 May 2018

Energy summit urges ‘big six’ to do more to support vulnerable consumers

The Scottish Government hosted an energy summit yesterday to challenge the ‘big six’ energy suppliers to do more to help people who are struggling to pay their energy bills.

Published 18 January 2018

Fuel poverty among Scottish households drops by 4%

The Scottish Government has been urged to take concerted action to eliminate fuel poverty altogether after new figures revealed that the overall level amongst Scottish households is down about four percentage points in a year, equivalent to 99,000 fewer households living in fuel poverty.

Published 6 December 2017

Consultation launched into fuel poverty reduction

The Scottish Government has launched a public consultation to seek views on a new long-term strategy to tackle fuel poverty.

Published 9 November 2017

Charities call for action to prevent 80 fuel poverty deaths every day this winter

Around 80 frail and vulnerable people across the UK will die every day this winter unless action is taking to prevent fuel poverty, a new report has warned.

Published 10 July 2017

New videos demonstrate impact of tackling poor health and fuel poverty in tandem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJNzAFLJZ1I

Published 22 June 2017

Energy Action Scotland issues action plan for affordable energy and warm homes

Fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland has called for the next UK government to implement three action points to ensure the UK can reach the point where domestic energy is an affordable commodity for all and housing is energy efficient.

Published 16 May 2017

Hillcrest awarded £10k to tackle fuel poverty

Hillcrest Housing Association has been awarded £10,000 by Energy Action Scotland to set up a scheme to help people who are in fuel poverty.

Published 28 April 2017