24,000 Died Last Winter Through Fuel Poverty – By Steve Walker

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24,000 Died Last Winter Through Fuel Poverty.

December 21, 2012

By Steve Walker

the other day, up to 24,000 people died last winter, directly or indirectly, because of ‘fuel poverty’. Well, today BBC News mentions an announcement by ‘government advisors’ that another 300,000 households are expected to be fuel-poor by Christmas.

That’s households, not individuals – assuming just 3 people per household, that’s at least another 900,000 people. According to the BBC, over 6.5 million households will then be in fuel poverty – and this figure is expected to reach 9 million by 2016.

If 24,000 died from around 6 million fuel-poor households last winter, if we have severe cold this winter it means we can expect another 26,000 to die this year, and around 36,000 each year from 2016.

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December 21, 2012 Add comments

By Steve Walker

winterAs I wrote the other day, up to 24,000 people died last winter, directly or indirectly, because of ‘fuel poverty’. Well, today BBC News mentions an announcement by ‘government advisors’ that another 300,000 households are expected to be fuel-poor by Christmas.

That’s households, not individuals – assuming just 3 people per household, that’s at least another 900,000 people. According to the BBC, over 6.5 million households will then be in fuel poverty – and this figure is expected to reach 9 million by 2016.

If 24,000 died from around 6 million fuel-poor households last winter, if we have severe cold this winter it means we can expect another 26,000 to die this year, and around 36,000 each year from 2016.