Tuesday, 5 December 2017

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.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

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 (9th November).

Thursday, 29 June 2017

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 four nations’ governments to hold an urgent summit to agree where new resources can be found to stop tragic winter deaths. The new UK Fuel Poverty Monitor also provides the latest national fuel poverty statistics and an update on the key aspects of policy which impact on 4 million fuel poor households as well as the population at large. 

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

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 been captured in two short films now available to view online.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

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.

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Monday, 13 March 2017

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.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

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 over 100 recommendations for better tackling fuel poverty in Scotland.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

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. 

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

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 families warm at home.

Friday, 3 February 2017

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 increase prices this spring.

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Thursday, 2 February 2017

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 by Shelter Scotland and Energy Action Scotland.

The authors say they hope the learnings from the report – such as the difficulties in accessing what can be short-term, ad hoc funding and dealing with data-protection issues – will lead to a more cohesive, national approach for tackling fuel poverty-related health issues.

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