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Islington is winning the cold war

09 February, 2018

Cllr Claudia Webbe

• FUEL poverty in Islington remains far too high, with around a fifth of households in the borough struggling to cope with the rising cost of electricity and gas.

That is why Islington Council launched Angelic Energy last year, to help local people get a fairer deal on their energy. We are also working hard to help residents improve their homes to save money on bills.

Just last week we agreed a new project that will see 300 old and poor-performing boilers in council homes replaced with new boilers.

We will also install flue gas heat recovery, which, combined, will help residents save on average £200 a year. That’s more cash in residents’ pockets and warmer homes that reduce the risk of health problems from the cold.

The project is funded from contributions developers make to mitigate against carbon emissions from new building.

We are determined to ensure that development works for local people by securing as much genuinely affordable housing as possible, and through contributions like these to tackle fuel poverty.

CLLR CLAUDIA WEBBE
Labour executive member for environment and transport, Islington Council

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