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Understanding fuel poverty is a multi-faceted problem

Although fuel poverty affects a wide variety of households in diverse ways, the English government’s definition of who is experiencing fuel poverty is too narrow, argues Lucie Middlemiss, Associate Professor in Sustainability at the University of Leeds. 1,248 more words

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Calls for more effort to address fuel poverty in Scotland

It is worrisome that 748,000 individuals and families in Scotland spend more than 10 per cent of their income on heating. Sean Bell writes on the CommonSpace website about recent developments to push for more support from the Scottish government. 434 more words

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See For Yourself: Energy Saving with a Straw Bale House

The oldest straw bale houses are around 130 years old, the oldest European house in France dates back to 1921.  When a brick dated to 3000 years old was broken apart the straw inside was as bright and golden as the day it went in. 267 more words

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It’s time for governments to get serious about helping everyone to join the energy transition

We have been dealing with fuel poverty issues for many years but the energy transition is complex and affects poor households in many ways. Alan Pears Senior Industry Fellow at RMIT University in Australia writes a good article in The Conversation about some of the issues confronting policymakers in Australia today. 503 more words

Energy Policy

Improve Your Home Insulation

With Orkney topping the fuel poverty league table in Scotland it is possible for some householders to alleviate their energy bills. Orkney Islands Council has been awarded £1.4 million from the Scottish Government for 2017-18 to help home owners, private sector tenants and landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. 394 more words

Orkney News

Peter Hitchens: The REAL villain behind your surging electricity bill 

From part of Peter Hitchens Mail on Sunday Blog

I feel sorry for British Gas, attacked for raising the price of electricity. I still find it confusing a gas company sells electricity, but the facts are quite simple. 337 more words

Solar System Dynamics

African children pay the price for "clean green" electric car battery technology

Goldman Sachs, the merchant bank, calls cobalt ‘the new gasoline’ but there are no signs of new wealth in the DRC, where the children haul the rocks brought up from tunnels dug by hand. 366 more words