Current Government plans for energy efficiency schemes are inadequate to deal with the scale of the fuel poverty problem.
Millions of older people, families and people with disabilities will be left living in cold homes and struggling to afford their bills unless extra measures are taken.
A much more ambitious energy efficiency programme is vital. Not only could this slash fuel poverty levels, it would also create economic growth, create thousands of jobs and cut carbon emissions.
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