Green Tip - January
Fighting Fuel Poverty
Winter is now upon us and with it comes our annual Winter Fuel Allowance. This year, especially, it should remind us to think of those for whom it is a necessity. Regardless of the weather, the unprecedented spike in oil and natural gas prices this year will cause a greater number of people to fall into fuel poverty. Perhaps we should share with them what for us is something just nice to have.
After much searching of the internet for a fuel-poverty charity that does more than just lobby the government, I found Cosy Kingdom, which is based in St Andrews. According to its website, it is a free and impartial energy and debt advice service available to all tenants and homeowners across Fife and is a partnership between Greener Kirkcaldy, St Andrews Environmental Network and Citizen’s Advice & Rights Fife.
Fuel poverty often means people are forced to choose between paying for heat or for food, so, alternatively, you could make your donation to a food charity and help with heating costs indirectly by this means.