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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...

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...

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