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Tackling fuel poverty in Scotland not that easy

Tackling fuel poverty in Scotland not that easy

Addressing fuel poverty has never been simple and straightforward. Keith Baker, Research Associate in Sustainable Urban Environments, Glasgow Caledonian University, writes an excellent article on The Conversation website about the current situation in Scotland and the difficulties in overcoming fuel poverty.   Scotland’s not even close to getting on top of fuel poverty – here’s … Continue reading

The deadly effects of fuel poverty in the UK

The deadly effects of fuel poverty in the UK

Simon Read writes a sobering article in The Independent that each winter, one older person dies every seven minutes from cold weather. Even with a fuel poverty strategy that includes a winter fuel allowance, we are still seeing an impact that is surely unacceptable.   Fuel poverty crisis leave one in three pensioners in turmoil … Continue reading

New fuel poverty strategy in UK under attack

New fuel poverty strategy in UK under attack

While Ministers in the UK set new targets for improving the energy efficiency rating of ‘fuel poor’ homes, Emily Gosden writes in The Telegraph that there are many campaigners who feel the targets are too loosely defined.   Government fuel poverty strategy ‘meaningless’ and ‘inadequate’, campaigners warn Government plans to tackle fuel poverty are “inadequate” … Continue reading