Community Energy Plus has joined a nationwide campaign against fuel poverty and rising energy bills. The Energy Bill Revolution calls on the government to use the money it gets from carbon taxes to reduce our fuel bills and make our homes warmer.
One in four households in the UK are now in fuel poverty, meaning they need to spend more than 10% of their income on keeping their homes warm. The problem is likely to get worse, with one in three households projected to be in fuel poverty by 2016.
The main reason for this crisis is that gas, oil and coal prices are high, and the UK’s homes are some of the most energy inefficient in Europe. Cold homes contribute to damaging the health of vulnerable members of society, including children, older people and people with disabilities.
Those behind the Energy Bill Revolution have put forward a fair and permanent solution. They are asking the government to use the money it gets from carbon taxes to help make home super energy efficient, with excellent insulation, renewable energy and modern boilers.
The Revolution is a public alliance, with businesses, charities, MPs and other support groups already on board. The Energy Bill Revolution can only be created with your support, so sign the petition today!
Further information can be found at www.energybillrevolution.org