The government is re phrasing the definition of being in fuel poverty to take 800,000 people out of fuel poverty with a new definition, this is a manipulation of the true picture.
The stats published last week tell us that 30,000 people died as a result of bad weather last year, now that is a disgrace, and national scandal.
It’s little surprise that (chancellor) George Osborne did a quick U-turn on snatching 12,000 pensioners’ concessionary coal allowances the very same week.
The UK consumed 64.1 million tonnes of coal in 2012, also including 54.9 million tonnes in power stations.
Coal imports to the UK were 44.8 million tonnes from places like, Columbia, Russia, Australia a large increase (+37.7%) on the previous year’s amount, mainly as a result of a dramatic increase in electricity generated from coal.
Why don’t we mine our coal?