Exploring the Rise of Fuel Poverty in England


Today, we’re exploring the UK energy sector. Silicone rubbers properties make it an ideal choice of material for use in the energy sector; as it maintains its properties and remains chemically stable through an extreme temperature range ( -60°C to +200°C) and is both UV and Ozone resistant.


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Looking into the data on UK energy usage, we found that we’re using half the amount of fossil fuels for heating our homes than we were ten years ago - but if we’re using less, why are we always hearing about fuel bills going up?


We look at some of the statistics behind energy usage in the UK- in particular the rise of fuel poverty as it is affecting Britain. “Fuel Poverty” is the official term used to homes that can no longer reasonably afford to pay to heat their homes, especially during the colder months.  Often mentioned in the news, we’ve broken down the government data behind this phenomenon to give you an overview of how it’s been impacting Brits.


As a bonus, we’ve included a colour coded range of super actionable tips at the end to help you save energy and stay warm this winter!


Let us know what you think, and if you’ve got any top tips of your own.



Inforgaphic exploring the rise of fuel poverty in england