New York announces $567m to help low income households pay off past energy bills

Utilities will be required to provide a one-time credit to customers on low incomes across the state, with the programme expected to benefit more than 327,000 people

Winter energy bills: Scotland to support 400,000 low income households

They will receive a guaranteed winter heating benefit of £50, which will be paid the first time in February 2023 under the Low Income Winter Heating Assistance

Vulnerable pensioners ‘spend a fifth of their income on energy bills’

Nearly 29% of older households in England are ‘fuel-stressed’, according to new report

1st April branded as ‘dark day for the poorest’

A think tank has called for more support for low income families

Caroline Flint appointed Chair of the Committee on Fuel Poverty

The former MP for Don Valley, who will take on the new role from 31st January 2022 for three years, represented a former mining constituency with areas of acute deprivation and a growing low income private rented sector

Nearly 2k homes across West Midlands to get energy efficiency boost

Poor insulated, low income households are set to receive support from the local authorities

‘Millions of pensioners will struggle to pay their energy bills this winter’

The ongoing energy crisis will see 150,000 elderly people fall into fuel poverty and 1.1m struggle to pay their bills, a new study claims

New $24m pilot to decarbonise affordable housing in NYC

Work will include transitioning from fossil fuel-based heating and cooling to highly efficient heat pump technology, boosting energy efficiency and lowering greenhouse gas emissions

Cadent Foundation grants £3m for ‘green doctors’ to tackle fuel poverty

The grant will enable Groundwork to expand its programme, deploying trained energy efficiency advisors in at least 10 priority locations, providing energy cost saving advice to thousands of vulnerable households

New Jersey adopts environmental justice law to protect minority communities

The legislation requires the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to evaluate the environmental and public health impacts of certain facilities, including fossil fuel plants, on overburdened communities