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Energy Action Scotland (EAS) campaigns for an end to fuel poverty in Scotland and is the only national charity with this sole remit.

EAS aims to develop and promote effective solutions to the problem of cold, damp and expensive to heat homes.

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Tackling Fuel Poverty in Scotland - Key Action Points for Local Government

Local authorities have a significant role to play in tackling fuel poverty.

Currently they lead in managing the HEEPS: Area Based Schemes. They are required in their Local Housing Strategies to report on the progress of actions towards eradicating fuel poverty. Those with housing stock must meet the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) by 2020. Some have developed their own fuel poverty strategies.

Local authorities had a key role in working towards the statutory duty on ending fuel poverty which expired in 2016. As the Scottish Government prepares to draw up its new fuel poverty strategy, it is again critical that local authorities are involved and make significant contributions that are integral to the aim of fuel poverty eradication.

In light of the local government election in Scotland on Thursday 4 May 2017, Energy Action Scotland has drawn up its recommendations for action on fuel poverty at the local level.

Please see Energy Action Scotland's paper Tackling Fuel Poverty in Scotland - Key Action Points for Local Government.

Last autumn recommendations at local authority level were also made by the Scottish Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group and the Scottish Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force.

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