Scotland has made absolute progress in the energy sector with all the renewable sources employment and amazing policies to promote clean and renewable energy.
The Fuel Poverty Act was passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament on 11 June and came into force last week from the 19th of September 2019. This new law sets a target of no more than 5 percent of Scottish households in fuel poverty by 2040, also, with no more than 1 percent of households being in extreme fuel poverty. A person is defined as being in fuel poverty if more than 10 percent of his or her income is spent on energy costs and what is left over is enough to live on (described as a Minimum Income Standard). A person is defined as being in extreme fuel poverty if they are paying more than 20 percent of their income on fuel costs. The Act also requires the Scottish Government to account for the higher costs of living in rural areas. Rural fuel poverty currently stands at 29 percent, with extreme fuel poverty at 19 percent. Glasgow Caledonian University experts say that the bill is unlikely to achieve its aims if no further changes are made to the harsh bill of the Scottish Government’s Fuel Poverty Act.
Scotland’s this step was also applauded by some people on a global level but now these recent developments from the study of the university show something else forcing the nation to rethink its bill and the stance regarding it.