Tackling Energy Inequality in Exeter and Beyond

15/06/2021 6:30pm-7:30pm

In the UK, there are disparities in energy access, use and affordability. Nationally, low-income households pay £60 more per year on energy bills than those with higher income. The 10% of poorest areas in Britain pay an annual average of £1,123 for their energy. The 15% of wealthiest areas’ average bill is £1,063 per year. Outside the South East, the South West region has the highest average fuel poverty gap. What does this mean for energy inequality in Exeter and Devon? We will explore this question when we host our next free webinar from 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesday June 15 on Zoom.

Panellists will talk about what energy inequality looks like in Exeter and Devon. They will describe the efforts being made to create a more equitable energy system. For example, they will discuss the degree to which renewable energy can be more accessible. In addition, they will highlight how energy inequality intersects with other aspects of poverty and inequality locally. The panellists will look at the degree to which the pandemic has impacted issues of energy access and affordability. Finally, experts will discuss how people can make a fairer energy system both in Exeter and in rural Devon. Watch if you need basic information, or if you have more advanced questions.

Our speakers include:
Tara Bowers – Healthy Homes for Wellbeing Project Manager and Director, ECOE
Lucy Betts – Project Development Coordinator, National Energy Action
Sharon Church - Financial Resilience Team Leader, East Devon District Council

Thanks to them, after listening to this webinar, you will:

Know about barriers and challenges to accessible and affordable energy for all
Connect energy issues to other household inequities within the community
Discover what organizations like ECOE and NEA are doing locally to close these gaps
Find out more about how you can contribute to energy equity efforts locally

Register your place.