Wales and the energy crisis
Published: 13 Sep 2022
Many of us in Wales are dreading this winter and worried about how we’ll afford to heat our homes.
We’re all feeling the pinch, and some of us are being harder hit by this crisis than others. Older people, people of colour, those on low incomes, big families, disabled people, renters and those living in social housing are among those struggling the most.
According to a recent article by the Bevan Foundation, 'people in Wales are being hit harder by the energy crisis than in any other part of the UK.'
Why are people in Wales more affected?
The Bevan Foundation cites three main reasons:
- Lower household income
- Older housing stock - energy is wasted through uninsulated roofs, walls and windows
- A lot of our homes – especially in rural areas – are not on mains gas, and so rely on even more costly solid fuel, oil or LPG for their heating
Friends of the Earth Cymru is a member of Climate Cymru, who are leading the Warm this Winter coalition in Wales. We'll be sharing information about this and how to get involved.