Netmums joins the Energy Bill Revolution

June 19th, 2012

We are pleased to announce that Netmums has joined the Energy Bill Revolution alliance, for warm homes and lower bills. Netmums is the UK’s fastest-growing online parenting organisation with over 1.2 million members and 5 million visits

 

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.

 

Netmums co-founder Sally Russell said:

“Many parents are struggling to make ends meet and rising fuel bills are a big part of the problem, so any efforts to find ways to reduce costs through making homes more energy efficient will certainly be welcomed. That is why Netmums  is supporting this campaign, which we hope will result in finding new ways to help families.”

 

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