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Home News, Contacts & Resources Latest News 2014 February ONLINE DEBATE TACKLES FUEL POVERTY


The campaign director of the Energy Bill Revolution is championing the group’s approach to tackling fuel poverty in this week’s Saint-Gobain online debate.

Following his involvement in Cold Homes Week, Ed Mathew, Director of Transform UK, which coordinates The Energy Bill Revolution alliance campaign, will propose the motion: “Fuel Poverty is best tackled by the approach advocated in the Energy Bill Revolution”. Whilst, Bruce Meechan, Technical Editor for HA Magazine will act as the opposing speaker.

Cold Homes Week aimed to raise awareness about the suffering of the fuel poor and to get the support of politicians for the campaign to make UK homes super energy efficient. 

Richard Halderthay, Director of Communications for Saint-Gobain UK, Ireland & South Africa, said: “We are thrilled to have Ed Mathew acting as our proposing speaker in this month’s debate. Saint-Gobain is a supporter of the Energy Bill Revolution and the work being done to try and prevent vulnerable people suffering unnecessarily in Britain from cold homes.”

“Last week Ed Mathew played a big role in leading Cold Homes Week and we are thrilled that Saint-Gobain can play a part in keeping up the momentum from the campaign. Our online debate aims to contribute to the public dialogue surrounding this issue, with Bruce considering alternative funding sources for lowering fuel poverty.”

The debate kicks off with opening statements from the opponents on Monday 10th February and visitors to the site can get involved right up until Friday 14th February when the victor will be announced.

Visitors to the site will be encouraged to add their thoughts to the proceedings through a comments section, and also have the option to cast their vote for or against the motion, based on which speaker has been most persuasive,

Moving forward, Saint-Gobain debates will occur on a regular basis, providing an up-to-date and engaging insight into some of the key issues at the heart of industry and the built environment today. The debate series will cover everything on the sustainable construction agenda, from the UK’s carbon zero performance and housing stock, to issues concerning Passivhaus and renewable energy solutions, with a view to moving onto more broad socio-economic issues in the future.

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