Friends of the Earth are calling on us to set up local campaigning hubs, bringing communities together to help support one another with the impacts of soaring energy costs and demand the right to a warm home.
Their new campaign United for Warmer Homes shows that the solutions to the energy crisis already exist.
United for Warm Homes is calling for:
- Urgent additional financial support to keep people warm. Even with the government’s price freeze, energy bills are still far too high for millions of us. As the price of food and other essentials continues to rise, too many people will be pushed into rationing their energy use this winter and living in cold homes. We need more targeted support to keep people warm and well.
- A nationwide insulation programme. Upgrading homes with insulation is the cheapest and easiest way to permanently reduce our bills. But most people can’t afford it. We need governments across the UK to roll out an emergency programme of insulation and energy saving measures now, starting in neighbourhoods where fuel poverty is highest.
- Permanent fixes to our failed energy system. Our energy system currently prioritises massive fossil fuel company profits over meeting people’s basic needs. Everyone deserves a warm home, and there’s no good reason we can’t all have one. By powering our homes with cheap and clean renewables and guaranteeing everyone the energy they need to live comfortably, we can ensure no one is left in the cold.
The idea of this campaign is that by linking these campaigns up across the country, we can build a national movement that’s too powerful to ignore.
We’ll use our growing base to mount pressure on all political parties in the run-up to the next general election. And we’ll make sure our leaders know that to get elected next time, they need to commit to urgently fixing our energy system so it works for people and planet.
Together we can win the fight for warm homes that don’t cost the earth.
We’re inviting local groups to join us at the Public Service Plaza on Tue 13/12 from 2-4. Come and tell us what your group is doing to help with the energy crisis and share your ideas about how things could be improved. Network with other local groups.
This event is organised by Havant Climate Alliance and Havant friends of the Earth and hosted by Councillor Elizabeth Lloyd who’s Cabinet Lead for: Local Plan, Climate Change & the Environment inc. Water Quality.
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