Energy crisis: Woman has to starve in order to stay warm

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Results of polling conducted for the not-for-profit trade body Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has revealed residents in 18 Red Wall constituencies in the north of England have firmly insisted on having both gas and electricity in their homes. The energy crisis in the UK has intensified over the past year, with analysts warning the UK’s energy price cap looks likely to rise by more than £700 in April.

The poll found 84 percent of people stated that it was very important to maintain both a gas and electricity supply to their home.

That figure rose to 91 percent of pensioners across the 18 Red Wall constituencies.

The residents in the poll also strongly opposed having to pay any amount to install a low carbon heating systems like a heat pump in their homes.

Fifty seven percent of the people polled say they were not prepared to pay anything; with 84 percent saying up to £1000.

The poll found 84 percent of people stated that it was very important to maintain both a gas and electricity supply to their home.

That figure rose to 91 percent of pensioners across the 18 Red Wall constituencies.

The residents in the poll also strongly opposed having to pay any amount to install a low carbon heating systems like a heat pump in their homes.

Fifty seven percent of the people polled say they were not prepared to pay anything; with 84 percent saying up to £1000.

Less than three percent of the people were willing to pay the amounts currently expected to fit a heat pump.

Commenting on the results, Mike Foster the Chief Executive of Energy and Utilities Alliance, said: “Energy prices are rightly top of the political agenda at the moment. But coming over the horizon is the challenge of Net Zero.

“Voters are angry about high energy bills now; they are also clearly dismissive of future Government plans around low carbon heating in their homes.

“It is crystal clear that voters currently on the gas grid want to stay connected to gas. They don’t want to be disconnected from mains gas and forced into an electric only option.

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“This should make ministers sit up and listen. The only way forward is to switch the gas network to a low carbon gas, such as hydrogen.”

He added: “The good news is that the heating industry has agreed to keep hydrogen boilers the same price as current natural gas ones, so avoiding huge upfront bills that voters will not pay.

“Now is the time for the Government to unveil its plans to support hydrogen gas networks and hydrogen-ready boilers, reassuring hard-pressed families about keeping the costs of Net Zero down.”

In another poll by the EUA, ​​it was found that the cost-of-living crisis is hitting Red Wall voters hard, with an astonishing 79 percent suggesting the Government has alienated working families.

EUA’s analysis of the polling found that 17 of the 18 seats would switch back to Labour if there were to be an election now.

The Prime Minister said heat pumps cost “ten grand a pop”, noting many would struggle to pay the sum.

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