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RURAL AREAS BEING LEFT BEHIND ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY CAMPAIGNS reports Campaign to Protect Rural England

Aug 21, 2017

RURAL AREAS BEING LEFT BEHIND ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY CAMPAIGNS

Research by National Energy Action and the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has found residents in rural areas are paying 55% more for energy to power homes as government energy efficiency campaigns focus on urban areas.

With the average rural household paying £466 more than those in cities there is a greater susceptibility to rising energy prices and therefore fuel poverty.

In contrast, government initiatives including the Energy Company Obligation – a scheme where energy companies subsidise installation of insulation and modernising heating systems – have helped urban households reduce energy consumption by 22.8%.

Further details on the Campaign to Protect Rural England website.