Energy Action Scotland

The Scottish Government will not meet its target to end fuel poverty

The Scottish Government has recently stated that it will not meet its target to end fuel poverty in Scotland.

Published 30 June 2016

Smart Energy GB launches new fund to support smart meter rollout

A new fund has opened to not-for-profit organisations which can help engage people and communities across Britain with information about how to get and use smart meters.

Published 18 May 2016

New report highlights key failings in fuel poverty action across the UK

Huge variations and changes to relevant national and UK wide affordable warmth policies has inevitably hindered progress to eradicate fuel poverty, according to a new report.

Published 10 May 2016

Over a third of Scottish households remain in fuel poverty despite slight fall

The number of Scottish households in fuel poverty fell by around 15,000 between 2013 and 2014 but still represents 34.9 per cent of all households, according to a new report.

Published 19 February 2016

Call for energy efficiency to be accelerated in Draft Budget

WWF Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to increase its fuel poverty spending after three Holyrood committees challenged its plans.

Published 3 February 2016

‘Unacceptable’ new fuel poverty figures spark Budget warm homes call

The Scottish Government’s draft budget must show significant investment in energy efficiency as a National Infrastructure Priority to end the scourge of cold, leaky homes, according to a number of organisations.

Published 15 December 2015

Scottish Government issued with final demand to end fuel poverty

The Scottish Government has been issued with a ‘final demand’ to end fuel poverty by the national fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland.

Published 1 December 2015

Call to deliver warm homes after winter deaths reach 15 year high

Charity groups have called on Scotland’s political parties to commit to “end the scourge of cold, energy-wasting, hard-to-heat homes” after new figures revealed that winter deaths in Scotland have reached their highest level for 15 years.

Published 20 October 2015

Tackling fuel poverty – carrot or the stick?

The debate raged on at the CIH Scotland Energy Efficiency, Fuel Poverty and Renewables event, supported by Forster Energy, as to whether the carrot or the stick is best at lifting Scotland’s households out of fuel poverty.

Published 19 June 2015