Fuel and Energy
Keeping houses warm affordably is a major problem for many people around the country, and especially in rural areas. There are nearly three times as many households in fuel poverty in rural areas and many of these households do not have access to mains gas. Rural properties tend to be older and often stone built, with solids walls and floors. Such properties are difficult to insulate and expensive to heat.
The links below will take you to the latest news and policy developments on this important subject. Meanwhile, a wide range of information on how householders and communities can work to improve the energy efficiency of their properties, keep warm and save money can be found on our Fuel and Energy Resources Page, including our renewable energy guide and a toolkit to help your community set up a fuel-oil buying cooperative.