Fuel poverty and climate change is serious

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The rising price of energy is affecting everyone, and the hardest hit are the poorest. If we continue to rely on fossil fuels, bills are likely to rise in the long term as coal, oil and gas become more expensive and renewable technology gets cheaper. Fossil fuels are also driving climate change and polluting people’s land.

Yet the big UK banks continue to pour billions of pounds into new coal, oil and gas projects around the world, and the Government is doing nothing to stop them.

This is not surprising: research by the World Development Movement shows that a third of ministers in the Government have links to either the fossil fuel companies or the finance companies that bankroll them.

We need a government that takes both fuel poverty and climate change seriously, not one that puts profits before all else.

Roshan Lal

Penrhyn Road, Sheffield, S11