Improving energy efficiency is the easiest way to tackle climate change - and save money.
Fiona Hall, Member of the European Parliament fort he North East of England, has launched a petition calling on the Government to make all North East homes energy efficient.
"Given that one in nine North East households are currently paying more than 10% of their income on energy bills, it's vital to get money back into people's pockets,” said Fiona.
Recently, Fiona accompanied workmen installing cavity walls and loft insulation and heard firsthand from residents about the benefits in terms of extra warmth and lower fuel bills.
"Cavity and loft insulation are easy to do, yet progress is slow. The Government hasn’t even started to think about how to treat more difficult properties – yet there are 150,000 of those in the North East alone,” explained Fiona.
Fiona's petition “Heating your home shouldn’t cost the Earth” calls on the government to insulate all North East homes. Just go to www.fionahall.org.uk to sign up.