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Oxfam joins the Revolution

September 2nd, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Oxfam has joined the Energy Bill Revolution alliance, calling for warm homes and lower bills. 25,000 die on average every winter in the UK, many in homes they can't keep warm. The Energy Bill Revolution is calling on the Government to make our homes super-energy efficient, permanently drive down energy bills and ending fuel poverty. This major infrastructure programme could ramp up to insulating 1 million low income homes a year to a cosy band C by 2020 to bring 9 out of 10 homes out of fuel poverty, lower energy bills, cut carbon emissions and create a 260,000 job industry. It’s time for an Energy Bill Revolution. Oxfam said: "The best way to end fuel poverty is to invest in making Britain’s homes more energy efficient and eliminate cold homes. Doing so will not only reduce bills, it will help reduce Britain’s share of global carbon emissions. It is also an important step in tackling climate change and preventing it from undoing efforts to overcome global poverty and end hunger." David Taylor - UK Policy Advisor EBR responded: "It is fantastic to have the support of Oxfam for the Energy Bill Revolution. As one of the world’s leading development charities they understand better than anyone the needs of the most vulnerable in society. With their support our alliance grows stronger and the call for an energy efficiency revolution louder. It is time now for politicians to recognise that our solution has universal support from poverty and green campaign groups. They must now act to back our call for a transformational new programme to super insulate the homes of every low income household." Join the revolution

Government strategy to plug fuel poor homes is full of holes

July 22nd, 2014

The Government released its new fuel poverty strategy today which aims to make fuel poor homes far more energy efficient but the strategy was strongly criticised by fuel poverty groups.   Read more

Energy Efficiency Installations Crash

July 4th, 2014

market fall The number of energy efficiency measures installed in British homes has collapsed according to new figures commissioned by the Energy Bill Revolution campaign. Read more

Fuel poverty crisis worsens

June 12th, 2014

The fuel poverty gap is growing - Tell your MP

The Government today released its official fuel poverty statistics for England showing that the fuel poverty crisis is getting worse. Read more

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Ed Matthew, Director, Transform UK

The Energy Bill Revolution is an alliance campaign coordinated by Transform UK, a programme of the sustainable development organisation E3G. Transform UK works to build alliances to accelerate investment into the low carbon economy in the most socially just way.