The Cost of Living

Communities coming together to challenge fuel and food poverty – a film by Greenpeace in partnership with NEF

Neglected by the government, and facing enormous energy bills, more and more people are relying on their community to help put food on their table and provide a warm refuge.

Made by Greenpeace in collaboration with the New Economics Foundation, The Cost of Living’ follows the stories of the women of Rother Valley as they try to support their communities during the cost of living crisis.

Energy companies are set to make £170 billion in excess profits over the next two years. Government advisors have said it would cost just £55 billion to insulate all homes in the UK. Unless the government steps in, we will suffer every winter, while oil and gas bosses continue to get richer.

The cost of living and climate crises can both be solved by investing in renewable energy, insulating homes nationwide, properly taxing the windfall profits of oil and gas companies and providing people with the skills and training needed to deliver this green energy revolution.

The government must act to keep people warm this winter.

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