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Energy Action Scotland is grant-aided
by the Scottish Government
Energy Action Scotland (EAS) campaigns for an end to fuel poverty in Scotland and is the only national body with this sole remit. Set up as a charity in 1983, EAS seeks to develop and promote effective solutions to the problem of cold, damp and expensive to heat homes.
With the statutory duty to end fuel poverty in Scotland due to be met by 2016, EAS members and the Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum held a seminar to discuss what is working well and why, to identify any gaps and to consider whether any priorities should be refocused. Some themes emerged and are brought together for further consideration in this report.
The UK Fuel Poverty Monitor, published by Energy Action Scotland and National Energy Action and supported by Consumer Futures, evaluates the different approaches in addressing fuel poverty across the UK. It reveals that current policies and practices to tackle fuel poverty are inadequate to mitigate the effect of rising energy costs and the impacts of the economic situation and changes to welfare benefits.
For the Executive Summary
For the Full Report