The number of people in need of cheap energy deals could rise as unemployment and fuel prices continue to soar, the Reading Green Party has warned.
Fuel poverty could become a more common occurrence unless more is done to promote energy efficiency in homes, the political organisation said, according to getreading.co.uk.
Green candidate Melanie Eastwood told the news source: "Persistently cold homes contribute to misery, ill-health and social exclusion - and the fact that the UK consistently has more winter deaths than countries with colder climates is an indication that we have got things wrong."
She pointed out that the technology to build zero-carbon homes already exists, so this should be the standard model for all new housing developments.
"Everyone has the right to a warm home and should be able to pay their fuel bills," Ms Eastwood added.
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