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Measures to tackle energy poverty must be seen as part of the solution to climate change

Analysis of calls this summer show a 4% increase in requests for help from families struggling with the cost of education.

In 2017, the Society spent more than €4 million on fuel and utilities for energy poor households. Over 70% of this expenditure was on solid fuel and oil.

  • In a submission made to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action today (25th of September) the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) stated that significantly more investment is required to tackle energy poverty and that the cost of climate action must not fall disproportionately on low income households.
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