Limited options for fuel in rural localities – many of which lack mains gas – make efficient fuel use and insulation particularly important for countryside communities.
In addition, rural residents face the challenges of lower average wages, an ageing population and single-skin, solid wall or non-cavity wall properties.
The Rural Services Network believes the national picture must not mask this extra rural dimension.
The UK has the sixth-highest rate of excess winter deaths in Europe with thousands dying preventable deaths every year.
Are council-backed energy companies the answer to solving the fuel poverty crisis? David Blackman investigates.
Housing campaigners are calling for tougher targets to end fuel poverty.
(Third Force News)
Cornish charity Community Energy Plus and the CPR Foodbank hosted a drop-in advice event to help householders enjoy warmer homes.
Housing association’s fuel poverty work recognised
WORK by energy wardens to help combat fuel poverty in North Wales has received a trio of commendations.
(North Wales Chronicle)
A community energy project has won a national award for its part helping to tackle fuel poverty in north Devon.
(North Devon Gazette)
MORE than 60,000 households in Lancashire struggle badly to pay their fuel bills, a new report says.
The ‘big six’ energy suppliers came under pressure at a fuel poverty summit about their use of pre-payment meters.
IF the cost of heating bills means you're struggling to stay warm this winter, help is out there.
ADVICE and support to help tackle fuel poverty has been on hand at a special event on National Fuel Poverty Awareness Day.
MORE must be done to help rural households which are experiencing fuel poverty, says Oftec.
Campaigners call for action to end 'entirely preventable' tragedy that kills as many people as prostate cancer or breast cancer.
Government figures show that 4,711 households in Devon's South Hams are experiencing fuel poverty.
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