15 January 2022
Households across Britain face soaring energy bills in 2022. Millions of people could be forced into choosing between heating their homes and eating if bills rise by 50% in April, when the energy price cap is updated by Ofgem.
Less than two months on from the Glasgow climate talks, Conservative MPs are calling for the backward and destructive step of removing vital environmental levies, undercutting support for renewable energy.
This government seems perfectly happy to walk straight into another national crisis, knowing full well that the people who will suffer most are already the most vulnerable in society.
Three months ago the Green Party called for emergency winter fuel payments; four months ago we called for insulation grants and have been campaigning for better insulation for years. If the Government had listened to the Green Party in the autumn it could have prevented this bleak situation where millions of people face falling into fuel poverty.
The Green Party has set out clearly how households across the country could benefit from a raft of alternative measures:
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