© Friends of the Earth
This year just 245 households have taken out the Government's Green Deal energy efficiency loan. This confirms our view that the Green Deal is completely inadequate to fix cold homes and climate change. But there is a solution.
Even if people's interest picks up the insulation rates would be too slow to meet climate targets.
Improving energy efficiency will save many households money, though a Green Deal loan might not. Friends of the Earth wants everyone to have a home that is:
Over 4.5 million households can't heat their homes properly. Medical research shows that cold homes have a huge impact on the health of the young and old.
Living in a cold house:
But Government funding for energy efficiency has been cut and the Green Deal doesn't work for those on low incomes.
Friends of the Earth are one of the founders of the Energy Bill Revolution coalition. We want the Government to use money from carbon taxes and carbon trading for energy efficiency schemes.
This would help us to:
Please ask your MP to sign our petition to end fuel poverty.