End the Pre-pay Energy Rip-off

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As part of my latest article for Write You, I discuss how dependence on pre-payment meters mean many struggle to keep their house warm over winter. I use the case study of Isaballa and Robin Carlos, who have a young daughter.

My article on why energy efficiency should be a national infrastructure priority

As part of my latest article for Write You, I discuss how dependence on pre-payment meters mean many struggle to keep their house warm over winter. I use the case... Read more

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Today in parliament, I challenged Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and demanded the government take action over rip-off prepayment meters.

 

I press the government to take action on pre-payment meters

Today in parliament, I challenged Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and demanded the government take action over rip-off prepayment meters.   Read more

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Last year I was made a Shadow Junior Minister for Energy and Climate Change. It’s been a real challenge and I’ve had to get my head around lots of complex issues. Sometimes, when the jargon starts flying around, it’s easy to fixate on the numbers and the technical details.

But every now and then I am suddenly brought up short by the human reality behind the numbers.  Six months ago I didn’t know what an “EWD” was.

Now I do. It’s an ‘Excess Winter Death’.

Evening News: Far too many people are dying because they simply can't afford to stay warm

Last year I was made a Shadow Junior Minister for Energy and Climate Change. It’s been a real challenge and I’ve had to get my head around lots of complex... Read more

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Over 37,000 people in Norwich (1 in every 4 households) are likely to be pre-payment users - including some of the most vulnerable people in our city. Many had no choice because they got behind with energy payments.

Why I'm taking action over pre-payment meters

  Over 37,000 people in Norwich (1 in every 4 households) are likely to be pre-payment users - including some of the most vulnerable people in our city. Many had... Read more

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