The campaign for
Warm Homes & Lower Bills
We are pleased to announce that ACRE has joined the Energy Bill Revolution alliance, calling for warm homes and lower bills.
The Energy Bill Revolution is calling on the Government to use the money it gets from carbon taxes to make our homes super-energy efficient. This is the only permanent way to drive down energy bills and end fuel poverty.
From next year the Government will be collecting over £2 billion in carbon tax every year, rising to £4 billion by 2020 and £7 billion by 2027. Recycled back into energy efficiency programmes, this would be enough to super-insulate more than 600,000 homes a year, bringing 9 out of 10 homes out of fuel poverty. It could also quadruple carbon emission savings from households compared to the government’s new energy efficiency policies and create up to 200,000 more jobs – exactly what we need to support the UK’s economic recovery.
Fuel poverty is a particular issue for families in rural areas, where average wages are lower, and 36% of homes are off the mains gas grid, leaving people dependent on more costly fuels. We are fully behind any campaign whose aim is to help people who are struggling to heat their homes while improving energy efficiency and promoting renewable energy.Back