In the fight against climate change, we must also tackle fuel poverty.
More than 1.2 billion people across the world lack access to electricity, and the problem isn’t limited to developing nations. With dramatic increases in energy bills, there are currently five million UK households in fuel poverty.
Increasing green infrastructure investments and creating more sustainable towns is a priority for many communities. However, the existing renewable energy models don’t always make this viable.
For example, energy generated from on and off-shore wind farms goes back into the grid, sold to a third-party, who then sell that to the local community, meaning that locals aren’t always benefitting, which adds to the fuel poverty crisis.
We’re talking to communities around the world about how we can help build more equitable and sustainable towns, villages and neighbourhoods.