Charities urge government to ramp up insulation and clean energy to tackle cost of living crisis

An alliance of 25 charities has called for increased funding for energy efficiency upgrades and clean energy technologies to help “wean the UK off expensive gas” as part of measures to combat rising energy costs.  

Alongside emergency funding to support the most vulnerable and greater investment in home insulation, charities including Save the Children, Age-UK, End Fuel Poverty Coalition, WWF, Green Alliance, Faith for the Climate, Tearfund, and Greenpeace, say the measures could help combat steep price rises caused by soaring costs of fossil gas.

The charities estimate that fuel poverty could increase by 50 per cent in the months ahead from four to six million households across the UK, as households brace for an anticipated 50 per cent increase in energy bills from April.  

The sharp increases in global gas wholesale prices has prompted a chorus of calls for the government to take action to curb bills,

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