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.
Tuesday, 15 December 2015
Monday, 30 November 2015
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 fuel poverty must be met. The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 states that the Scottish Government has ‘to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that people are not living in fuel poverty in Scotland by November 2016’.
Thursday, 12 November 2015
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 Energy Action Scotland.
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
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 excess winter deaths in Scotland is announced.
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Commenting on today’s announcement by the Scottish Government: http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Climate-change-action-heats-up-19c8.aspx
Elizabeth Gore, Deputy Director of the national fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland said: “Making the improvement of the energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes a national infrastructure priority is to be welcomed as a positive move in the right direction by the Scottish Government. Reducing energy bills and tackling fuel poverty ought to be as important as reducing carbon. Now is the time when the Scottish Government must also take the opportunity to undertake a full review of how fuel poverty in Scotland can be eradicated and in what timescale.”
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Monday, 1 June 2015
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 warmer and healthier and in turn encourage economic growth.
Thursday, 28 May 2015
National Energy Action (NEA) and Energy Action Scotland (EAS) joint press release Immediate release - 28th May 2015
UK fuel poverty charities comment on UK Government figures that show 4.5 million households unable to adequately heat their homes across UK
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. The two organisations have provided the statement below in response to the release today of the Department for Energy and Climate Change’s Annual Fuel Poverty report which provides the latest indication from the UK Government of fuel poverty levels within the nations and across the UK.
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Energy Action Scotland Reaction to the Call for a Revision of the Distribution Price Control Mechanism and a Move to National Pricing on Electricity Bills
Norman Kerr, Director of Energy Action Scotland said:
“Rural premiums on energy bills are undoubtedly a burden on those living in rural areas. However, there appears to be a fundamental misunderstanding that companies like SSE choose to add a premium to the bills of customers in the north of Scotland when in fact it is part of a distribution price control mechanism that applies to any supplier to that part of the country.
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Reaction from Energy Action Scotland to increase of £20 million in the Scottish Government’s budget for energy efficiency
Commenting on today’s (4 Feb) announcement by the Scottish Government that the budget for energy efficiency is to increase by £20 million, Norman Kerr, Director of national fuel poverty charity, Energy Action Scotland said:
“Given the recent increase in the number of households in fuel poverty in Scotland, it is good news that the budget to tackle the problem is being increased.
Friday, 16 January 2015
The Living Wage Foundation, in partnership with the Poverty Alliance, is pleased to announce that the national fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland has been accredited as a Living Wage employer.