Sturgeon plans to beat fuel poverty
The Scottish Government has used the fact that nearly a third of households are suffering under fuel poverty as justification for establishing a new publicly owned, not-for-profit energy company.
First minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed plans to look into the option during her speech at the party conference earlier this week. More details are expected to be released in the government’s forthcoming energy strategy.
A Scottish Government spokesman said: “The fact that 31% of Scottish households were in fuel poverty in 2015, largely due to rising fuel prices, shows the energy market is failing many households.
“We are developing plans for an energy company that will support our efforts to tackle fuel poverty and help to achieve our ambitious climate change targets.”