Thursday, 22 December 2011

Two thirds of Brits fear elderly friends and relatives won't stay warm this winter

Rocketing energy bills are leading to widespread concern for the UK's older people with two thirds (66 per cent) of Brits concerned about the elderly people they know this winter, according to a new survey released today by Friends of the Earth (Friday 16 December).

The survey follows fresh evidence released yesterday confirming that the rising cost of gas is the main reason for rocketing energy bills.  The Government's independent advisor on energy and climate change - the Committee on Climate Change - recommended massive investment in energy saving to protect consumers from rising bills.

Almost half those surveyed (49 per cent) blamed energy company greed for the doubling of power bills since 2004, adding to pressure on the Government to get tough on the Big Six energy firms.  Friends of the Earth is calling for a public inquiry into the influence of the Big Six and the UK's broken energy system.

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