I spoke at Fuel Poverty Action’s rally, which happened before the hand in of their Eneryg For All petition to Downing Street.
The petition, which has been signed by over 600,000 people, is calling for free energy to be provided to all households to cover basic energy needs.
“To end this outrage, Fuel Poverty Action is calling for #EnergyForAll.”
“#EnergyForAll means giving everyone a free amount of energy – that is enough energy, free, to cover the basics like heating, cooking, and lighting – to give us all the security we need, taking account of people’s actual needs related to their age, health, and housing. To pay for this new pricing system, Energy for All, we’re urging the Government to introduce a Windfall Tax on the profits of oil and gas producers, traders and suppliers, and to STOP subsidising fossil fuels with millions of pounds every day.”
I back energy for all, and I have introduced the Energy Equity Private Members’ Bill – which is supported by Fuel Poverty Action – which would introduce a Universal Basic Energy Allowance and a home retofitting revolution.