The Energy Poverty Research initiative was founded in 2017 as a step towards establishing a Scottish cross-sector centre for excellence in energy poverty research. As academics and practitioners we share the view that in an energy rich nation it is not acceptable that such a large proportion of households suffer daily the deleterious effects of energy rationing, or that they are forced to manage debts just to maintain a reasonable modern standard of living. We believe we have a duty to continually question our understanding of this modern societal inequality, and the methods and approaches we take to identifying and tackling it. All the EPR team work voluntarily with in-kind support from our host organisations. Please feel free to get in touch if you're interested in getting involved. At the moment we have a particular need for anyone willing to volunteer web design skills.