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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

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

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

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

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

(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