Greens demand emergency insulation for homes most at risk from fuel poverty

14 January 2022

Responding to 27 leading national charities’ call for the Government to take urgent action to tackle the energy bill crisis, including boosting insulation funding [1], Green Party co-leader Adrian Ramsay said:

“The UK has some of the worst-performing housing stock in Europe for energy efficiency and fuel poverty [2], which is driving the cost of living crisis now. Yet despite warm words, the Government seems to have put insulation on the back burner, with almost nothing on insulation in its recent Heat and Buildings Strategy. [3] 

“Greens have called on the Government to urgently introduce funding for emergency insulation in homes most at risk of fuel poverty, and longer-term to support the insulation industry and provision of renewable energy through funding, training, and the removal of VAT on retrofitting homes. [4]

“We need a retrofit revolution to give everyone a warm home and end the blight of fuel poverty.”

Notes 

https://www.e3g.org/news/charities-unite-in-call-to-boost-insulation-funding-tackle-energy-bill-crisis/

2

https://www.e3g.org/news/17000-people-in-the-uk-died-last-winter-due-to-cold-housing/ 

https://www.channel4.com/news/heat-pumps-in-poorly-insulated-homes-is-same-as-a-teapot-full-of-cracks-says-green-mp

4

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/heat-pumps-alone-are-not-the-answer-to-net-zero-g996h28fm 

 






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