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Fuel poverty and energy efficiency facts




Energy bills are the number one financial concern for households – but 66% of us think there’s little or nothing we can do about them

Source: YouGov, 2014


Rising fuel bills

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2013/nov/16/energy-prices-rise


UK homes are amongst the least energy efficient in Europe and we have one of the highest rates of fuel poverty

http://www.ukace.org/2013/03/fact-file-the-cold-man-of-europe/


The energy used in our homes accounts for more than a quarter of energy use and carbon dioxide emissions in the UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/345141/uk_housing_fact_file_2013.pdf 


Is there a “heat or eat” trade-off in the UK?

http://www.ifs.org.uk/wps/wp1109.pdf


31,000 excess winter deaths (winter of 2012-2013)

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2013/11November/Pages/Excess-winter-deaths-rose-by-a-third-last-winter.aspx

(This figure is heavily influenced by weather conditions in a given winter. The milder winter of 2013-2014 meant the figure for excess winter deaths was estimated at 18,200)

6.5 million people are living in fuel poverty

http://www.ukace.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/ACE-and-EBR-fact-file-2014-02-Fuel-Poverty-update-2014.pdf

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