Energy Action Scotland response to BEIS Warm Home Discount Scheme 2022-26 Consultation
Energy Action Scotland’s response focuses primarily on those areas that it considers may impact most on fuel poor and vulnerable consumers. Energy Action Scotland is not a health organisation, but we are concerned about the health impacts of living in fuel poverty and that respiratory conditions which are exacerbated by living in a cold, damp home make up a high proportion of Scotland’s excess winter deaths, which are linked to living in fuel poverty.
We provide practical support through several Warm Home Discount (WHD) industry initiatives working closely with 2-3 suppliers each year. In Scheme Year 9, we managed 3 projects across 2 suppliers and supported a fourth project in partnership with National Energy Action.