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NEA and EAS release report to help maximise the benefits of the smart meter rollout for prepayment users

The new report “Maximising the smart meter roll-out for pre-payment customers” captures insights and views from over 130 organisations across the UK who work with low income and vulnerable energy consumers, alongside interviews with key industry and government stakeholders and vulnerable ‘pay...

Energy Action Scotland Manifesto 2021 - Call for changes to winter payments to cut fuel poverty

Scotland’s fuel poverty champions, Energy Action Scotland, is calling for winter fuel and cold weather payments to be more closely targeted at people who need it most. The energy efficiency charity is calling for a post May administration to make changes to the way fuel payments are made to hel...

Gary Maclean helps release pressure for families in fuel poverty

  Scotland’s national chef, Gary Maclean, is backing a new campaign to help families struggling with rising fuel bills by providing tasty ways of keeping costs down. Masterchef: The Professionals champion, Gary, has teamed up with fuel poverty champions Energy Action Scotland, to supply en...

Things just got tougher

The energy regulator Ofgem has today announced an £96 increase to the energy price cap. The increase is likely to result in suppliers putting their prices up in the coming weeks before the new cap level takes effect in April. Frazer Scott, Chief Executive of fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scot...

Smart Energy GB in Communities - grant funding now available

Smart Energy GB is the voice of the smart meter rollout. It’s their task to help everyone understand smart meters and how to get the best from them.  Working with and through partnership organisations – from across the voluntary, private and public sectors - is a central part of the c...

Challenge Poverty Week: Helping Families Cook

 As we remain at home with the nights drawing in and no end to COVID-19 and it’s harsh restrictions in sight, I’m doubly grateful to be working from a home that’s warm & dry. I’m not stressed about the washing machine, the tumble dryer and all the other essential household goods and...

Call for Mercy as Energy Companies Allowed to Pursue Lockdown Debts

Energy Action Scotland has today called on First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon to intervene as energy companies are permitted to pursue unpaid energy bills.With 25% of households in Scotland living in fuel poverty and 30% of the newly unemployed destined to join them, academics and organisations includi...

New Chief Executive for Energy Action Scotland

Frazer Scott has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Energy Action Scotland.Announcing the appointment Stewart Wilson, Convener of Energy Action Scotland, said:“I am delighted that Frazer will be leading Energy Action Scotland at this critical moment in tackling fuel poverty.Read the full...

Letter: Electric Vehicle Charge is Tax On the Fuel Poor

Norman Kerr OBE, Director of Energy Action Scotland has today called on all political parties to reduce the burden of fuel poverty in Scotland by adding the levy on consumer bills for investment to general taxation. He asks that the infrastructure required to support a move to electric vehicles not...

Energy Efficiency, Fuel Poverty and Sustaining Tenancies in the Private Rented Sector

As the number of new home-owners declines resulting in increasing numbers of people living in rented accommodation, EAS will be hosting a breakthrough conference in Glasgow which will focus on the future regulation of energy efficiency in private rented sector (PRS) homes across Scotland.The event i...

Challenge Poverty Week blog by EAS Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Kate Cunningham

In recent years we have seen a refocusing of policy away from health as the descriptor for our desired state of being to wellness and wellbeing as a wider encompassing of all that is important and indeed possible for us as human beings in Scotland. Read the full blog...

New report warns failing fuel poverty strategies will leave flagship net zero commitment dead in the water

A new report recently released [Tuesday 17th September] claims thousands of people across the UK will die this coming winter as national strategies to keep people warm are failing them. The new report also highlights that floundering progress to improve domestic energy efficiency will leave the UK G...

Energy Action Scotland Annual Conference 2019

Date: Thursday 7 and Friday 8 November 2019Location: Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Clydebank, GlasgowThe title of this conference is:  Holding a Mirror up to Fuel PovertyThe conference is being supported by SSE Energy ServicesThe programme outline is now available hereand the booking form...

Response to Scottish Government Consultation on the Enhanced Heating Regimes within the new definition of Fuel Poverty

EAS welcomes the opportunity to respond to this consultation.Read full response...

Response to Scottish Government’s Consultation on Disability Assistance in Scotland

Full written response from Energy Action Scotland to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on Disability Assistance in ScotlandRead full response...

EAS response to the Local Government and Communities Committee for their Call for Evidence on the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill

Full written response from Energy Action Scotland to the Local Government and Communities Committee for their Call for Evidence on the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill.Read full response...

Challenging Fuel Poverty - Blog for Challenge Poverty Week 2018

Fuel poverty is being unable to heat your home. Fuel poverty means having to make that choice between heating and eating. Fuel poverty means cold, damp homes.Fuel poverty is a wider issue however than not being able to pay your heating bills. It has direct effects on your health: it worsens respirat...

Energy Action Scotland Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018: 2040 Fuel Poverty a Long and Winding Road

Bookings now open This past year has seen a shift in Scottish Government thinking and action around Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency. The introduction of Energy Efficient Scotland Route Map to 2040 and a proposed new definition of fuel poverty alongside a new fuel Poverty Bill provide real o...

EAS response to the Energy Efficient Scotland Consultation

Energy Action Scotland has today responded to the Energy Efficient Scotland consultation.Read the full response....

Scotland's Fuel Poverty Charity Welcomes New Routemap to an Energy Efficient Scotland

Scotland’s national fuel poverty charity, Energy Action Scotland welcomes today’s launch of a new Routemap to an Energy Efficient Scotland by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.While attending the All Energy Conference in Glasgow, the First Minister spoke of her commitment to tackle fuel poverty an...

HEEPS: Loan scheme for Registered Social Landlords now open for applications

The Scottish Government’s HEEPS: Loan scheme for Registered Social Landlords 2018/2019 is now open for applications.Applications must be submitted by 31st July 2018 and will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis subject to available funding.  Successful applicants must complete wo...

Fuel Prices Support Drop in Fuel Poor Households

Energy Action Scotland Reaction to new Scottish Fuel Poverty Figures Published Norman Kerr, Director of Energy Action Scotland (EAS), has welcomed today’s announcement that the level of fuel poverty in Scotland has fallen.Read the full Press Release...

Minister to Address National Conference on Fuel Poverty

Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government and Housing will launch the Scottish Government’s new consultation on a new fuel poverty target and strategy when he opens Scotland’s national conference ‘Resolving Fuel Poverty’ today (9thNovember).Read the Full Press Release...

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...

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