#InsulateBritain #Labour calls on next Tory PM to make insulating homes a ‘national mission’
Shadow minister Ed Miliband says pensioners will go cold and bills will stay high if next occupant of No 10 fails to act fast
theguardian.com/money/2022/aug…
#CostOfLivingCrisis #EnergyCrisis
/2 “If the Conservatives were serious about cutting energy bills, they could start right now, by delivering the #WarmHomesPlan that #Labour has called for.
/3 “A proper national mission would save 19 million families over £1,000 on their bills, as well as creating good construction jobs, and boosting our energy security.”

Miliband said the government had done nothing on insulation since Keir Starmer called for an urgent plan
/4 to upgrade the 19m British homes that need energy efficiency improvements.
Labour said its plan would save an average of £1,000 per home, meaning that if 1.9m homes were insulated a year, the savings in the first three years alone would be £11.4bn.
/5 Miliband said #Sunak as chancellor had blocked efforts to spend billions on energy efficiency and #Truss’s expected chancellor, #KwasiKwarteng, oversaw the “botched” green homes grant scheme.
/6 #Sunak said earlier in the #Tory leadership campaign that he would prefer to refocus money on #insulation rather than subsidising the installation of #heatpumps or retrofitting public buildings.
#Uturn #CostOfLivingCrisis

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What’s behind the Treasury idea that #GP’s should prescribe cash for those in #fuel poverty?
~ Richard Murphy
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/2 According to the Guardian ‘GPs could write prescriptions for money off energy bills for the most vulnerable under a plan drawn up by the Treasury’. Let’s just think about that for a moment. A thread….
/3 To provide a caveat, the #Treasury has not said Team #Truss has adopted this plan as yet, but it’s been put out as an idea for a reason, and it must exist, so what’s wrong with this proposal? #ToriesWrong #CostOfLivingCrisis
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/2 National Grid ESO (Electricity System Operator) is drawing up plans for customers to get money back off soaring bills if they switch to off-peak use.
People with #smartmeters would have their historic usage compared, and be rewarded if they cut it at busy times.
/3 That could be paid directly or given as #credit on their account as bills spiral past £4,000 a year.
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/2 How to Remove Twitter Users Who Aren’t Following You Back
The core part of the method, and the part #Twitter considers #abuse, is the unfollowing of people in bulk. I get the appeal; you want people to follow you. You follow, hoping they follow you back
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/3 If they don’t, you remove them. They aren’t benefitting you, after all. Or are they? We’ll talk about that in a minute.

Twitter doesn’t like aggressive follower #churn, as they call it. Follower churn, to them, is following a lot of people, then unfollowing most or all
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This comes as no surprise: He lied.
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#ToriesDestroyingOurCountry #ToriesOut #GetBorisGone
/2 Ed Humpherson, director general of the Office for Statistics Regulation, wrote: “There is no clear explanation of how the Way to Work target was defined, how it would be measured, and the methods used to support claims … that the target has been reached.
/3 “It is difficult to attribute and quantify publicly the impact of a campaign like #WaytoWork in the absence of a clearly defined and published target, and details about how the target will be measured and reported, at the start.
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