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Energy Bill revolution supported

October 6, 2012 12:59 PM

Hinckley and Bosworth Bosworth Borough Council have passed a motion supporting the Energy Bill Revolution Campaign, which calls on
the Government to recycle revenues from carbon taxes in to improving the energy efficiency of homes in the UK.

The Council supported the motion proposed by Lib Dem, Cllr Mathew Hulbert (Barwell), at the last full Council meeting.

Part of the motion states: 'Already one in four households in the UK are in fuel poverty, meaning they spend more than
10% of their income on keeping their homes warm.

Over the next fifteen years the Government will raise an average of £4billion every year in carbon taxes through the European Emissions Trading
Scheme and the Carbon Floor Price.

Recycling this revenue back into households could bring 9 out of 10 homes out of fuel poverty, lower people's bills, cut carbon
emissions and create jobs.'

Cllr Hulbert says, "These are tough times and we're calling on the Government, and the Lib Dem Secretary of
State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, to do all he can to help people in fuel poverty and to
make the changes called for by the Energy Bill Revolution Campaign.

"Working together, Lib Dem Ministers and our Lib Dem Council can help ensure that people in Hinckley and Bosworth are
helped."