Liverpool leaders promise to tackle fuel poverty

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Liverpool leaders promise to tackle fuel poverty

Liverpool Town Hall. Image: ThinkstockLiverpool Town Hall. Image: Thinkstock

Six local authorities in the Liverpool region and more than a dozen housing associations have agreed to work more closely together to tackle fuel poverty and climate change.

They signed the pledge at Liverpool Town Hall this week arranged for members of the Liverpool-based energy saving Project Viridis.

Speaking at the event, Maggi Howard, Chair of Viridis and Director of Assets and Enterprise at Liverpool Mutual Homes said: “Local people are concerned about the future impact that climate change is beginning to have on our weather systems – the changes we have been warned about are beginning to bite.”

She said 27% of emissions in the Liverpool city region are from domestic properties: “Tackling this element of carbon pollution is a win-win-win – improved comfort, lower bills and less pollution.”

Working together and sharing best practice will “make an impact on the future”, she added.

Projects highlighted at the event include developments across Merseyside where properties have had major upgrades to improve home energy efficiency.

These including new A rated boilers, double glazed windows, external and internal wall insulation programmes, floor and loft insulation and installing air or ground source heat pumps or solar thermal water heating systems.

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