Electric Heating Costs Three Times That of Gas

Date published: 2nd November 2018

11% of Scottish households are using electric heating, which is the most expensive form of domestic fuel – three times as costly as gas.

A new report by Citizens Advice Scotland finds that many in this group are on low incomes and unlikely to access the support that is available or to switch to cheaper fuel sources.

Official figures show that 26.5% of all Scots are in fuel poverty, but the figure among electricity users is 51%. The figure for gas users is 23%

The full report is available for viewing and downloading.

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