Energy Action Scotland
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 (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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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