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Co-operative Energy backs the Energy Bill Revolution

Posted on 21 April 2013

Co-operative Energy has joined the Energy Bill Revolution alliance, calling for warm homes and lower bills. The alliance recognises that there is an energy bill crisis with many families suffering huge financial hardship. One in four households can’t afford to heat their homes. This number is predicted to rise to one in three households by 2016. Living in a cold home can be extremely damaging to both physical and mental health. For example, a report by leading public health academic, Professor Sir Michael Marmot at UCL found that one in four adolescents living in cold housing are at risk of multiple mental health problems compared to one in 20 adolescents who have always lived in warm housing. The Energy Bill Revolution alliance is calling on the Government to use the money it gets from carbon taxes to make our homes super-energy efficient. This is the only permanent way to drive down energy bills and end fuel poverty. From next year the Government will be collecting over £2 billion in carbon tax every year, rising to £4 billion by 2020 and £7 billion by 2027. Recycled back into energy efficiency programmes, this would be enough to super-insulate more than 600,000 homes a year, bringing nine out of ten homes out of fuel poverty. It could also quadruple carbon emission savings from households compared to the Government’s new energy efficiency policies and create up to 200,000 more jobs – exactly what we need to support the UK’s economic recovery. Nigel Mason of Co-operative Energy said: “This is a critical issue and Co-operative Energy is happy to join the alliance and offer support. We would encourage other organisations and businesses to take two minutes to sign the online petition, email their MPs and ask supporters and networks to do the same.” Visit the petition at www.energybillrevolution.org

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