Tag Archives: fuel poverty

Last winter had lowest rate of excess deaths since records began

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ONS figures show that although there was improvement from 2012/13, vulnerable people are still more likely to die in the winter.

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The greed of energy corporations results in thousands of deaths each year

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Fuel poverty will end only when we bring our energy supply back under democratic control.

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Londoners shouldn’t be left out in the cold – Davey and Boris need to act

London Mayor Boris Johnson and energy secretary Ed Davey must do more to ensure Londoners aren’t left out in the cold by rocketing energy bills.

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Osborne’s dash for gas will worsen fuel poverty

Autumn Statement 2012: George Osborne’s ‘Dash for Gas’ is not only environmentally ruinous but will also worsen fuel poverty, writes nef’s James Angel.

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Rising costs, mega profits, price fixing… We must make energy companies more accountable

Bill hikes, “Libor-like” fixing of wholesale gas prices, huge profits… time to investigate the limitations of private utilities running our energy supplies.

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Transport poverty is hitting the headlines – it’s time for fair thinking on fuel

Eleanor Besley argues that we can’t focus just on car drivers when it comes to transport policy – and that if we put all our effort on to fuel price, we risk subsidising the rich.

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Huhne must do more than talk to help the poor this winter

Charlie Samuda runs through the problems with the coalition’s cutting of the “warm front” program, which helped the poorest in society heat their homes.

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Currie v Jones: Do people go hungry in Britain?

Alex Hern reports on Edwina Curries shocking comments on poverty in Britain

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We need a new approach to tackling fuel poverty

IPPR’s Matthew Lockwood argues fuel poverty needs to be tackled with well targeted, well funded measures – unlike those currently in use.

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Warnings over Scottish fuel poverty target as energy chief enjoys £2m bonus

New concerns are being raised about the bonus package being awarded to Ian Marchant, chief executive of Scottish and Southern Energy, reports Ed Jacobs.

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