Help us persuade the Government to make everyone's home warm
Over the past few weeks, the warm days of summer have been replaced with chilly mornings and evenings. Keeping warm in colder weather isn't cheap with energy costs high. Making our homes more energy efficient with good insulation, reduced draughts and efficient heating helps keep the warmth in and makes homes more comfortable. It also stops us wasting money from energy escaping through the roof, windows, walls and doors, as this infrared photo shows so clearly. Being more energy efficient is one of the best ways to reduce our energy needs and tackle climate change. If we don't do this, we'll need to build even more power generators and power lines across the countryside.
Earlier this year the Government abolished its national programme to improve home energy efficiency — the Green Deal — and scrapped the commitment for higher efficiency standards for new homes. It would only need a fraction of the huge sum of money that is being allocated for big energy infrastructure projects to help fund warm and energy efficient homes. The Government is considering whether to introduce schemes to improve energy efficiency in homes — by sending a message now you can help convince ministers to make the right decision.
Please take a few moments to send a letter to Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, to persuade the Government to provide funding for energy efficient homes. We need to act urgently to influence the Comprehensive Spending Review to be announced on 25 November.