Excellent News!

One in six British households is living in fuel poverty, the highest for almost a decade, according to new figures that threaten the government\’s target to eradicate the problem in England by the end of the decade.

Fuel poverty is defined as when a household spends more than a tenth of its income on utility bills. The consumer group Energywatch said yesterday there are now about 4.4 million of these in the UK, with just over 3 million in England alone.

We\’re worried about CO2 emissions, correct? That means that fossil fuel prices should rise, so that people use less of them.

Isn\’t it excellent to see how we\’re solving the problem?

3 comments on “Excellent News!

  1. “Isn’t it excellent to see how we’re solving the problem?”

    No. “We” aren’t solving the problem. “The market” is solving the problem.

    It’s why I ignore every hectoring word from the Government (even to the point where I’m tempted to take up whaling, convert the blubber to diesel, and drive for thousands of unnecessary miles just to annoy them).

    I don’t care because Peak Oil pricing will sort out the waste pretty sharpish (my whale-fueled mileage notwithstanding).

  2. “Fuel poverty is defined as when a household spends more than a tenth of its income on utility bills”

    Why not 8% or 12%? Why is poverty so subjective?

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