7 February 2019
The Green Party has responded to news the energy price cap is set to rise. 
Andrew Cooper, energy spokesperson, said:
“A rise in the energy price cap can is a price rise, plain and simple. Without a significant energy efficiency programme this is going to hit the poorest households the hardest.
“The best way for us to control the cost of energy for householders and ensure everyone has a warm home is to invest in energy efficiency. We need a mass renovation programme that would drastically reduce energy demand including a nationwide roll out of home insulation to cut carbon emissions, eliminate fuel poverty and reduce the impact of cold related illnesses.
“It’s time the Government ditched dirty, expensive fossil fuels and took advantage of the falling price of onshore wind and solar energy to invest in an overhaul of our energy system based on cheap, clean renewable energy.”