Fuel Poverty in Birmingham

Fuel Poverty in Birmingham

Six Birmingham constituencies are in the top thirteen most affected by fuel poverty. With the cost-of-living crisis and the energy crisis combining, people’s bills are rising putting even more households into fuel poverty. The West Midlands Climate Coalition, which we...

Take Action

Ways to reduce your energy costs include switching off plugs and appliances when not in use, installing a smart meter so you can keep track of your energy usage, and switching off lights when not in a room. Other ways to get involved: Write to your local councillor...

The Solution

Solutions to the crisis include using alternatives to fossil fuels. Renewable energy presents a new opportunity for the world to move away from polluting fossil fuels. Norway are leading the way in using clean hydropower sourced from a plethora of lakes and fjords. In...

The Problem

The cost of supplying a household with energy is rising. According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), the wholesale price of gas in January 2022 was almost four times higher than in early 2021. This means that for many people fuel poverty is becoming an...