NCB Now: Campaign to end fuel poverty launches
Friday, March 2, 2012
The Energy Bill Revolution campaign launched last month and is supported by NCB and 50 other organisations. It is calling on government to lift families out of fuel poverty, using money raised from carbon taxes, to make UK homes energy efficient.
Fuel poverty, defined as when a household spends 10 per cent or more of its income on fuel, affects one in four households in the UK. Research shows this could rise to one in three by 2016.
Living in cold homes can damage the health of vulnerable members of society, including children. As well as making diseases like asthma worse, young people’s educational attainment, emotional wellbeing and resilience may also suffer. Energy Bill Revolution is asking the government to use money raised from carbon taxes to eradicate fuel poverty, creating up to 200,000 jobs and reducing carbon emissions in the process.
NCB is working to highlight the adverse effect fuel poverty has on the health of young people living in cold homes. We are currently offering media training to young people who would like to be media champions.
For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sign the Energy Bill Revolution petition at www.energybillrevolution.org