Every winter, thousands of people die from the effects of living in cold homes.
The average dual fuel bill for gas and electricity is almost fourteen hundred pounds a year according to the energy regulator, Ofgem.
Now a campaign group, backed by 170 organisations, is calling on the Government to spend far more on making our homes energy efficient.
Watch Derek Proud's report for this month's Around The House:
You can see the studio debate on energy and fuel poverty below:
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