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Windfall tax: Nationwide insulation needed to reduce winter fuel bills, says Friends of the Earth

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*** Friends of the Earth spokespeople available ***
Money from the windfall tax should be used to fund a nationwide, street-by-street home insulation programme, says Friends of the Earth. 
Friends of the Earth climate campaigner, Sana Yusuf, said:
“A tax on the excess profits of the oil and gas industry is absolutely the right move, but these measures are a sticking plaster solution that fails to tackle one of the root causes of soaring heating costs – the UK’s poorly insulated homes. 
“While emergency support will bring some relief to those already struggling to pay their energy bills, the package misses the opportunity to invest in a free, street-by-street insulation programme, targeting those most in need first, which would reduce bills this winter and in the future.” 


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