A PUBLIC meeting called Energy We Can All Afford? will be held in Slaithwaite this month.
It takes place at the Civic Hall at 7pm on Friday, January 11, and will feature speakers from across the region who will be discussing the government’s Energy Bill, its ‘dash for gas’ and the issue of fuel poverty.
Simon Bowens, regional campaigner from Friends of the Earth will be speaking about the government’s Energy Bill, while Matt Carmichael, from Leeds Fuel Poverty, will be speaking about the need for improving the energy efficiency of our housing stock.
Claire Fauset from No Dash for Gas will be discussing the government’s gas strategy and local green businessmen Chris Herring, from the Green Building Store, and Duncan Walpole, from Environmental, will be providing a local perspective on energy and heating matters.
Speakers will also be discussing the Energy Bill Revolution campaign.
This is a campaign by a coalition of different groups to pressure the government into using its carbon taxes to fund a programme of making Britain’s housing more energy efficient.
Last year 7,800 people died as a result of living in cold homes. The programme could save lives, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and create 200,000 jobs.
Colne Valley MP, Jason McCartney has been invited to attend the event.