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Latest fuel poverty headlines impacting rural areas

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Households overpaying on energy bills by £4bn a year

6 August 2018

Households across the UK are overpaying on their energy bills to the tune of £4 billion each year, according to new analysis. (Evening Express)


Fuel poverty campaigners support energy survey

1 August 2018

A UK-wide campaign which fights to protect vulnerable people living in cold homes has praised a new Swansea Council proposal. (Wales 247)


Research reveals benefits of energy efficiency

1 August 2018

Improvements in the efficiency of household energy use can result in benefits for human health and well-being. (Manchester University)


Cap on energy tariffs to become law

19 July 2018

An energy price cap will be in place by the winter – protecting millions of households from unfair price rises, says the government. (Gov.UK)


Struggle to break addiction to big energy firms

30 July 2018

The UK's big six energy firms have a stranglehold on the market. Now, a clutch of locally-run alternatives are trying to win over customers (Wired)


Why low-income families can't make ends meet

7 July 2018

Research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that those with small wage packets are considerably worse off than they were 10 years ago. (Independent)


MSPs consider plans for public energy company

10 July 2018

MSPs are to study the feasibility of a publicly owned not-for-profit energy company being set up in Scotland. (BBC Online)


Thousands living in fuel poverty in East Devon

24 July 2018

Thousands of people in East Devon can’t afford to heat and light their homes properly, putting their health at risk, new figures show. (Exmouth Journal)


One in 10 households living in fuel poverty

26 June 2018

More than one in 10 households in England are living in fuel poverty, new figures reveal, in what has been branded a “national scandal”. (Independent)


Solar panels could bring free electricity

10 July 2018

At least 1,000 council homes in the Norwich area could be in line for free electricity, as the city council looks to install solar panels on their roofs. (Norwich Evening News)


Government set to miss 2030 target for fuel poor homes

4 July 2018

New analysis shows the government will miss its target of ensuring fuel poor households are upgraded to an energy efficiency rating (EPC) of C by 2030. (Utility Week)


Group in running for National Lottery award

19 July 2018

A Blaenau Ffestiniog pensioner is calling on the public to help a local environment project win a National Lottery award. (Aberaeron Today)


Locally sourced energy tariffs now available

12 July 2018

Local residents are being encouraged to find out about two new energy tariffs offering a choice of green deals in Bath and North East Somerset. (Bath Echo)


Thousands are suffering from ‘fuel poverty’

16 July 2018

Across the east of England, around 240,000 households are in fuel poverty, says a report. (Basildon Echo)

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