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#42Days A #HungerStrke in protest against #UniversalCredit Day 13

I thought I’d start today’s blog with this – people who claim benefits aren’t other people – they’re not scroungers and skivers – it’s that government and media rhetoric that has likely led to £billions being left unclaimed each year – no, these are people – people like you – people like me – people who rightfully believe that, when they stumble, the safety net of the state will be there. 497 more words

Inequality

US to promote ‘universal access’ to fossil fuels at climate talks

Needless to say this will go down like a lead balloon with climate obsessives, but that’s their problem. How many of them live in parts of the world where electricity and other types of power are in short supply? 218 more words

Climate

Changes Ahead to Definition of Fuel Poverty

The Scottish Government is  to make half a billion pounds available over the next four years to tackle fuel poverty. By the end of 2021 it will have allocated over £1 billion since 2009 on tackling fuel poverty and improving energy efficiency. 911 more words

Orkney News

While we're all looking other way, here's how UK people are suffering

The news is full of resigning ministers, front-bench sex-pests and the serial implosion of the government. But while we’re all looking the other way, the people of the UK continue to suffer appallingly because of the predations of the Establishment. 171 more words

Canada’s public discourse on energy poverty is just beginning

In Europe discussing energy poverty has gained considerable attention for many years, even if we are not always convinced by the solutions. Maryam Rezaei, a PhD student at the University of British Columbia, writes an excellent article on The Conversation website about the situation in Canada. 1,233 more words

Fuel Poverty

Citizens Advice responds to Ofgem announcing energy cap for 1 million vulnerable households

Citizens Advice has welcomed plans from the energy regulator Ofgem to extend the prepayment meter safeguard tariff to 1 million households receiving the Warm Home Discount, saving them £120 a year on average. 174 more words

Heating Oil Trade Association Launch Cold Weather Priority Initiative To Tackle Winter Deaths

With more than one million rural homes in the UK using oil for their heating, heating oil trade association, The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) is this winter launching the Cold Weather Priority (CWP) and vulnerable persons protocol for the off-grid sector to reduce what’s known as ‘excess winter deaths’ throughout the winter months. 476 more words