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Charities call for a UK summit to address 80 needless winter deaths a day

Charities National Energy Action (NEA) and Energy Action Scotland (EAS) have released a new report which estimates over 9,600 frail and vulnerable people across the UK are at risk of dying throughout the coming winter months due to cold homes; 80 people per day. NEA and EAS are calling on all f...

New Videos Demonstrate Impact of Tackling Poor Health and Fuel Poverty in Tandem

With funding secured from the private sector, the national fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland provided support to some member organisations working on the ground to assist households who struggle to afford their fuel bills and to keep warm at home.  The impact the support has had has b...

EDF Energy Price Rise – Energy Action Scotland Reaction

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. Customers on its standard variable tariffs will see increases come in soon ranging from 5.5 per cent for gas to 9 per cent for electricity.Read the Ful...

Response to the news today (13 March) that SSE is increasing its standard electricity prices but holding its gas prices for domestic customers

Elizabeth Gore, Deputy Director of the national fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland said:“Having had a string of energy companies increase their prices recently, it was almost inevitable that others would follow and today SSE has increased its prices for electricity.Read Full Press Release...

Energy Action Scotland Welcomes New Commitment to Eradicating Fuel Poverty

The Scottish Government has responded today (8 March) to the final reports of its two advisory groups on fuel poverty.  Last autumn the Scottish Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group and the Scottish Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force concluded their year-long deliberations and published between them...

Further Energy Price Rises Hit Electric Heating Users Most

Energy company E.ON has announced (7 March) that it is increasing its standard electricity prices by an average of 13.8 per cent from 26 April.  This increase, along with similar increases by some other energy companies, will hit households that rely on electric heating particularly hard. ...

EAS Reaction to New Fuel Poverty Figures by Local Authority in Scotland

With wintry weather still gripping the country, the new fuel poverty figures for each local authority in Scotland published today (28 Feb) are significant and the charity Energy Action Scotland say they highlight the scale of the problem which many households face to keep themselves and their famil...

Fear that Energy Price Rises will Push Up Fuel Poverty

The news today (Feb 3) that npower is increasing its electricity and gas prices for customers next month by up to 15 per cent will without doubt set off alarm bells for many people already struggling to afford their fuel bills. Some other energy companies have already said they also expect to in...

First Comprehensive Study of Scottish Projects Dealing with the 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 new report published today, Thursday 02 February 2017.‘Health-Related Fuel Poverty Schemes in Scotland’ (1) has been co-authored b...

Energy Action Scotland Reaction to new Scottish Fuel Poverty Figures Published

The fall in the level of fuel poverty in Scotland, as announced today (6 December) is welcome news in that the figure is moving in the right direction and means fewer people are living in cold, damp homes compared to the previous year.  But unfortunately the change does not signify ‘job done...

Fuel Poverty Matters - Minister to Address National Conference on Fuel Poverty

Action to bring an end to fuel poverty and to ensure no-one in Scotland has to live in a cold, damp home will be the keynote message from the Minister for Local Government and Housing, Kevin Stewart MSP when he opens a national conference entitled ‘Fuel Poverty Matters’today (3 November).Read Fu...

National Fuel Poverty Charity Reaction to Advisory Group Reports Published Today

Reacting to the publication today (24 October 2016) of the final reports of the two short-life advisory groups set up by the Scottish Government to review fuel poverty in Scotland, the national fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland is urging Scottish Ministers to now reset the target to elimin...

Scottish Fuel Poverty Target Missed

The admission that has finally come today from the Scottish Government that it will not meet its target to end fuel poverty in Scotland is deeply disappointing but not a surprise.The Scottish Government has a statutory duty under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 to ‘ensure, so far as reasonably pra...

Response to CMA Report on Energy Market Investigation

‘A mainly positive step that will help some of the most disadvantaged energy customers’.  This is the main reaction of the national fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland to the final report published today (24 June) by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on its investigation i...

Community Energy Action Awards – Applications Invited

The national charity Energy Action Scotland, with support from Scottish Gas, is launching a Community Energy Action Awards scheme.The new awards scheme is open to not-for-profit organisations who work with communities in Scotland to improve energy efficiency and make homes more affordable to keep wa...

New report highlights how to address key failings to eradicate fuel poverty across the UK nations

Following the recent elections in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales two charities have published a joint report highlighting why progress to eradicate fuel poverty across the UK has slowed despite statutory commitments and current policies. The UK Fuel Poverty Monitor, produced annually by NEA an...

Keeping Warm and Well in Winter - Highlighting the Help Available

When the weather is cold, it’s important for us all to get the help that is available to keep us healthy by having a warm home.The national fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland, with support from Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution, has produced an information leaflet called Kee...

Figures Released on Cold Homes across the Country (by local authority)

The ability of people across Scotland to afford to heat their homes adequately is clearly in doubt.  This is according to new figures released by the Scottish Government that breaks down the information by local authority area.Read Full Press Release....

Energy Action Scotland Reaction to Gas Price Cuts

In the wake of announcements by E.ON and SSE that they are reducing gas prices by around 5 per cent, the national fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland has called for other companies to follow their example in making cuts but have urged them to do so before the heating season ends.Read Full Pr...

Cautious Reaction to New Fuel Poverty Figures for Scotland

The drop in fuel poverty levels in Scotland is given a cautious welcome by the national charity Energy Action Scotland. The figures for 2014 have been published (15 Dec) by the Scottish Government.Read Full Press Release...

Scottish Government Issued with a Final Demand to End Fuel Poverty

Today (30 November) the Scottish Government has been issued with a ‘final demand’ to end fuel poverty by the national fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland.The letter sent to all MSPs as well as to Scottish Ministers is a reminder that it is exactly one year until the statutory duty to end...

Minister for Housing and Welfare to Open National Conference on Tackling Fuel Poverty and Providing Affordable Warmth for All

 Minister for Housing and Welfare, Margaret Burgess MSP is expected to highlight the Scottish Government’s action to ensure everyone in Scotland can afford to heat their homes when she opens a national conference on fuel poverty today (Nov 12) in Peebles, organised by the national charity Ene...

Call for End to Fuel Poverty Made in Face of Huge Increase in Excess Winter Deaths and in Support of Challenge Poverty Week

‘Set out a detailed plan to ensure that no-one in Scotland has to live in a cold, damp, expensive to heat home.’This is the call from the national charity Energy Action Scotland to the Scottish Government during Challenge Poverty Week and on the day that a four-fold increase in the number of exc...

EAS Reaction to Scottish Govt announcement - climate change and energy efficiency

Commenting on today’s announcement by the Scottish Government: http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Climate-change-action-heats-up-19c8.aspxElizabeth Gore, Deputy Director of the national fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland said: “Making the improvement of the energy efficiency of Scotland...

New fuel poverty report urges policy makers to unlock investment in domestic energy efficiency

National Energy Action (NEA) and Energy Action Scotland (EAS) are national charities working to end fuel poverty and the illness caused by cold homes across the UK. Today they have published a joint report highlighting the need for policy makers to adequately resource initiatives that make homes war...

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