Energy Action Scotland

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

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

Second EDF Energy price rise will cause ‘real anxiety’ to vulnerable customers

It will be a case of ‘deja-vu’ for many customers of EDF Energy as the company puts its prices up for the second time in a matter of months.

Published 13 April 2017

Energy Action Scotland bemoans ‘inevitable’ electricity price rise by SSE

Energy firm SSE has followed the majority of its ‘big six’ rivals in announcing inflation-busting hikes to its standard tariffs.

Published 14 March 2017

Scottish Government commits to new fuel poverty strategy and eradication target

An independent panel of academic experts is to review the definition of fuel poverty after which a consultation will open on a new long-term fuel poverty strategy and statutory eradication target, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 9 March 2017

E.ON energy price rises ‘will hit electric heating users most’

National fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland has warned that households that rely on electric heating will be hit particularly hard by plans by E.ON to increase its standard electricity prices by an average of 13.8%.

Published 8 March 2017

New fuel poverty figures reveal ‘patchwork of progress’ by Scotland’s councils

Newly published fuel poverty figures for Scotland’s local authorities highlight the scale of the problem which many households face to keep themselves and their families warm at home, according to national fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland.

Published 1 March 2017

Blog: Linking health and fuel poverty – new catalogue of schemes shares what’s happening throughout Scotland

What support is available to help those in fuel poverty? Lisa Glass blogs on Shelter Scotland’s new guide with Energy Action Scotland.

Published 9 February 2017

First comprehensive study of Scottish projects dealing with health implications of fuel poverty

The vital and sometimes life-saving work carried out by dozens of organisations across Scotland that tackle health issues caused by fuel poverty has been mapped in a comprehensive new report.

Published 3 February 2017

Majority of Scots back increase to home energy efficiency investment

Health, housing, anti-poverty and environmental organisations have called for more public money to be spent on making Scotland’s homes energy efficient after a new poll found there was overwhelming backing for more investment to tackle fuel poverty.

Published 4 January 2017

Five most fuel poor UK cities are all in Scotland, report finds

Scottish cities have been ranked the five worst areas of the UK for fuel poverty.

Published 16 December 2016

97,000 households move out of fuel poverty but ‘too many homes’ still cold and damp

A long term improvement in the energy efficiency of housing stock coupled with a substantial drop in the price of domestic fuel has seen a drop in Scotland’s fuel poverty rates, though campaigners have warned that the job is far from over.

Published 6 December 2016

Call to reset fuel poverty elimination target date

National fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland has urged Scottish Ministers to reset the target to eliminate fuel poverty in Scotland.

Published 25 October 2016