YES Energy Solutions call on parliament ahead of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day
YES Energy Solutions call on parliament ahead of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day Nov 20, 2020
We are calling on MPs ahead of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day (Friday 27
November) to lobby the Government for greater commitments to eliminate
inefficient housing in Great Britain.
YES Energy Solutions is raising awareness of the millions of
vulnerable householders unable to afford their fuel bills who are at a
heightened risk this winter as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Fuel poverty arises from energy inefficient housing in
combination with low incomes and high energy prices which results in people
unable to pay their fuel bills.
The Government have extended the new Green Homes Grant to
provide funding for home improvements until March 2022 in their Ten Point Plan
for a Green Industrial Revolution.
However, with an estimated that 3.5 million UK wide, we
argue that this doesn’t go far enough.
To support all of those living in cold, damp homes, the
energy efficiency company believe larger operations are required to provide
insulation and energy efficient heating systems - a lifeline for people with
cardiovascular or respiratory problems, the very people at a heightened risk
The Committee on Climate Change and Department for Business
Energy and Industrial Strategy both highlight improvements in household
efficiency as a key aspect of hitting the Government’s 2050 net-zero
Duncan McCombie, CEO of YES Energy Solutions explained: “Fuel poverty is a plight that far too many
people face in this country which poses severe risks to health in the backdrop
of a pandemic.”
“The public sector
should take the lead by subsidising and organising retrofitting of the four
million energy inefficient homes that are in, or falling into, fuel poverty.
“In the meantime, our
staff are working as effectively as possible with current funding programmes to
provide funding for home improvements to get vulnerable people out of fuel
YES Energy Solutions help residents access funding for
energy efficiency measures by working with utilities, local authorities,
housing associations and installers.
Fuel Poverty Awareness Day was created by National Energy
Action, a charity that perform a range of activities to support organisations
in treating the symptoms of fuel poverty.