We all deserve to be warm in our own home, but right now the soaring price of gas means that many millions of people will struggle to pay their energy bills. It doesn’t have to be this way.
The UK has the means to solve the energy price crisis – but it will take action from government. We’re demanding that the UK government helps those people who need it now and fixes the UK’s broken energy system for good.
This winter, soaring energy bills mean that more than a third of the UK population – many millions of people – will struggle to afford to heat their home.
Rising gas prices mean that the average energy bill will cost more than a third of a state pension. People will be cold this winter unless action is taken.
Gas prices are predicted to stay high until at least 2025. It means that, without action to fix the UK's broken energy system, energy bills will stay unaffordable for millions of people for years to come.
Only the government can solve this crisis.
The Warm this Winter campaign is demanding that the government helps those people who need it now and fixes the UK’s broken energy system.
That means giving more emergency support to millions of people this winter who won't be able to afford to heat their homes; providing funding to help people cut their bills by insulating and upgrading their home heating systems; and rapidly moving the country away from expensive gas and onto cheaper, homegrown renewable energy.
The UK has the solutions it needs to reduce energy costs – we have some of the best renewable resources in Europe, for example – but we need this government to act now and in the interests of the whole country. We need government action to solve this crisis
For too long the UK government has listened to the oil and gas corporations that control where our energy comes from, and the housebuilders who aren’t concerned with creating energy efficient homes. The government urgently needs to shift its attention to the solutions that help all of us – energy efficiency and a cheap supply of renewables – rather than the profits of a handful of companies.
We know that with enough public pressure the government will act – just like they did over free school meals.
More government help with energy bills to stop people being pushed into poverty this winter. Learn more below, or see our briefing here.
We are demanding that the government provides more emergency support now for people pushed into poverty by energy bills. The bigger than expected rise in gas prices means that its current support package isn’t enough. The extra funds will make sure everyone can stay warm this winter.
Government funding to help people cut their bills through better insulation and new heating systems. Learn more below, or see our briefing here.
We are demanding that the government funds a national effort to help upgrade everyone’s home – through better insulation and new heating systems – street by street, town by town, so that we aren’t facing the same crisis in future. This is the cheapest and quickest way to lower all our bills, by permanently stopping waste, but many of us – because of the upfront cost or we’re in social or rented housing – need the government to help.
Rapidly expand cheap renewable energy, in harmony with nature, to lower bills permanently. Learn more below, or see our briefing here.
We are demanding the government speeds up the rollout of cheaper renewables so that everyone can benefit from an affordable supply of energy. Clean, renewable energy is now nine times cheaper than gas and can be brought online quickly. Renewables can also generate money for communities and are popular around the country.
Stop opening up new oil and gas developments so we're not locked into expensive energy for longer than necessary. Learn more below, or see our briefing here.
We are demanding that the government stops opening up new oil and gas fields – and stops subsidising new drilling with public money – because it keeps us locked into an unaffordable energy for far longer than necessary. The government has admitted that more North Sea gas won’t lower our energy bills: the gas doesn’t belong to us, it belongs to companies who sell it at the highest price they can get. The government needs to free us by stopping new drilling and putting its efforts into building a cheaper energy supply.