Energy Action Scotland (EAS) campaigns for an end to fuel poverty in Scotland and is the only national body with this sole remit. Set up as a charity in 1983, EAS seeks to develop and promote effective solutions to the problem of cold, damp and expensive to heat homes.
EAS’s mission statement is to eliminate fuel poverty in Scotland. Its corporate aims are:
- Raising awareness of fuel poverty, particularly as it affects low income households; maintaining fuel poverty as a national issue of high priority; and working towards affordable warmth for all;
- Identifying effective solutions which can transform cold, damp houses into warm, dry homes;
- Researching fuel poverty and related issues in order to provide in-depth understanding of the causes and effects and to promote best practice;
- Securing public and private investment for domestic energy efficiency initiatives.
EAS’s primary aim is to campaign for an end to fuel poverty in Scotland. It strives to do this in a variety of ways in order to influence both policy and practice. This includes responding to consultations and providing briefings to politicians and government officials at UK, Scottish and local levels.