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Tackling the energy crisis

  • by JW

The causes of and responses to soaring energy bills.

Or: how to wean ourselves off gas.


The energy company Enova in Australia poses questions and provides answers that we could all benefit from:

Tackling The Energy Crisis

Meanwhile, in the UK…

One idea is to push the UK’s flagship energy efficiency programme, the Energy Company Obligation (ECO):

Energy discounts are a sticking plaster – here’s a long-term solution to soaring household bills

Another is fracking our way out of the current predicament, but ministers warn ‘Lancashire is not Texas’:

Prime Minister told to make the most of Britain’s untapped shale gas reserves | Daily Mail Online

Meanwhile, though, the Energy Minister has taken “a public stand in favour of green energy”:

Is the UK government finally seeing sense on renewables? | Energy | The Guardian

The New Economics Foundation’s latest newsletter looks at energy with some audio and visual media:


We’re back for a new season and we’re now fortnightly, so the Weekly Economics Podcast has become the New Economics Podcast. We’ll continue to discuss the most important economic issues with a variety of interesting voices. In this episode, Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Dr Joseph Baines from King’s College London and Abby Jitendra of Citizens Advice to look at the causes of and responses to soaring energy bills.

New Economics Podcast: Tackling the energy crisis


How is the cost of living crisis linked to the climate crisis, and why does this matter? What demands can we make that protect both the most vulnerable in society and the climate? Watch our online event with NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh, Lucie Middlemiss of Leeds University, Maria Marshall of the Independent Food Aid Network, and Fuel Poverty Action’s Alexa Waud.

New Economics Briefing: Why the cost of living crisis is a climate issue

Finally, the need to wean ourselves off gas was being made even before the current crisis:

How the UK can cut carbon emissions and reduce household energy bills | Energy industry | The Guardian