Britain’s lamentable record on fuel poverty.
Join the People’s March for Climate and Jobs, Sunday, November 29th.
The recent report ‘Still the cold man of Europe’ from (ACE) The Association of Conservation Energy makes grim reading. Britain besides 15 other countries in terms of fuel poverty comes out bottom based on range of indicators. The report shows that: http://www.ukace.org/category/ace-research/projects/
The UK has among the highest rates of fuel poverty and one of the most energy inefficient housing stocks in Europe. Jenny Holland an ACE spokeswoman was reported as saying "Of the 26 million households in the UK, four out of five have poor levels of energy efficiency, rated band D or below.”
Referring to the report she said "As today's findings clearly show, this places our nation right at the bottom of the European rankings for housing and fuel poverty and represents an energy bill crisis for UK consumers.
Far from alleviating the problem, Tory government policy has done nothing except make the problem worse and amongst other things:
proofing, while viewed as flawed and limited in scope nothing was put in its place.
Fuel poverty is an easily avoidable and reversible scourge. By investing in energy efficiency and addressing the appalling shortcomings of our overpriced and poor quality housing, the quality of people’s lives could be dramatically improved, jobs could be created and we could tackle climate change.
The People’s March for Climate and Jobs. Sunday, November 29th
Assembles Park Lane south @ 12.00pm to march and rally at Millbank
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