Local activists have launched a window poster campaign asking why an energy rich Scotland also pays the highest prices to buy back its own generated electricity.
“However, we can assure folk that none of the emergency energy funding secured for them by THAW Orkney staff will ever have to be repaid.” Robert Leslie, Manager THAW Orkney
“We have seen a huge increase in demand, and consequently the level of support we have been able to give folk, over the past couple of months.” Robert Leslie, Manager THAW Orkney
“To combat it, we clearly need to address all three of its causes: energy inefficient homes, low incomes, and high fuel costs.”
“it’s 150.90p per litre, of which 91.74p goes straight to yer man Rishi.”
Inequality is built into our UK energy systems where the places producing the most renewable energy, and exporting it south, are also paying the highest tariffs to buy back that same electricity to heat their homes and power their businesses.
David was anxious about falling into debt and was having a “hard battle just to try to keep warm.” Feelings of loneliness and isolation were increasing
“While we want to see a transition from oil and LPG to other forms of heating this cannot happen overnight or without consultation, as seems to have happened here. |”
“Any recommendations or polices should recognise that life is considerably different in each island group and that different age groups, too, have distinct experiences of island life.”
Orkney produces 120% of its energy needs through renewables. It is also a major international testing site for new developments particularly in marine renewables.