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SVP says energy efficient homes bring real savings but inadequate income is main cause of fuel poverty
Research on the income and accommodation of a sample group of household types supported by the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has found that while inadequate income is the main cause of energy poverty making homes more energy efficient brings real benefits.
Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane, has welcomed the move by Electric Ireland to freeze its prices until January 2014 but warns that more needs to be done to tackle fuel poverty. She is calling on Labour to deliver on their party's promise to tackle fuel poverty and to use Budget 2014 to give some hope to families to make ends meet.
Town councillor Aengus O’Rourke this week expressed concern for the households around the county who have been hit with news of significant hikes in the cost of fuel, insurance, utilities, and impending water and household charges.
This week’s announcement by the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown about assisting families with their energy bills, highlights just how much more we need to do to tackle fuel poverty.