The Government can stop the suffering caused by rocketing energy bills if it follows a ten-point Fuel Poverty Charter launched by fuel poverty experts from a range of charities and consumer bodies today.
The Charter criticises the Government for failing to do enough to help people struggling to pay their fuel bills. The experts are calling on Ministers to ramp up energy efficiency and renewable energy measures for homes, make the energy market fairer for consumers, reform the Fuel Poverty Strategy and take action to increase the incomes of those who can’t afford to heat and power their homes.
Environmental Audit Committee urges Treasury to consider ‘car scrappage scheme’
Today’s call by a committee of MPs for the Treasury to consider a ‘car scrappage scheme’ that would offer the drivers of gas-guzzling cars a payment to trade their vehicle for a more efficient model, has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth - which suggested such a scheme when it gave evidence to the committee.
A new survey by Friends of the Earth, reveals that most animal products sold in supermarkets, including milk, cheese and meat, come from animals fed on GM feeds . But consumers are not aware of what they are buying, with five out of 10 supermarkets failing to tell customers when food comes from animals fed on genetically modified feed.