fuel poverty

Fuel Poverty is an issue that we all need to work together to resolve – says OFTEC

OFTEC CEO Paul Rose looks at how fuel poverty is an issue that we all need to work together to resolve: Let’s start with some facts. Over the past three years, the number of English households living in fuel poverty has risen by 210,000 to 2.55 million. Last winter (2017/18), the number of excess winter […]

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OFTEC says revisions to ECO don't go far enough to protect low income homes from fuel poverty

As a new report shows the number of fuel poor households in England has risen to over 2.5 million, OFTEC says recent revisions to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme don’t go far enough in ensuring that low income homes do not suffer at the expense of the government’s Clean Growth agenda. The Committee on […]

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New report shows millions live in fuel poverty and suffer from physical and psychological issues

A report from the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has revealed the scale of fuel poverty in the UK, with millions living in miserably cold homes and suffering from a range of physical and psychological issues as a result. The research also sheds light on how insufficient policy is not only failing to help the […]

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Fuel poor homes are set to benefit from new £150m Warm Homes Fund

National Grid has announced that over 9,000 homes ranging from island cottages on Orkney to terraced houses in London are set to benefit from the first payments from its new £150m Warm Homes Fund. The fund was set up using part of the proceeds from the sale of the company’s majority stake in its gas […]

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Upgrading outdated static electric storage heaters could help in the fight against fuel poverty

Upgrading outdated static electric storage heaters in half a million electrically heated homes could help to close a combined fuel poverty gap but they are being excluded from energy efficiency improvement programmes, according to a new report by Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation. More than 3.2million households in England and Scotland are fuel poor according […]

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