Rising Energy Prices and the Cost of Living Crisis
The cost of living crisis is expected to push millions across the UK into poverty and a further 210,000 households in Scotland into fuel poverty. This inflation is being driven by massive rises in energy prices at the same time as companies like Shell and BP post record-breaking profits. Our continued reliance on fossil fuels in our energy system is enabling massive profits to be extracted while simultaneously leaving Scotland exposed to volatile prices and driving us closer to climate breakdown.
There is an urgent need for intervention to provide immediate support to people hit by the cost of living rises as well as to drive a rapid overhaul of our energy system away from fossil fuels towards publicly-owned, affordable renewable energy to prevent both social and climate crises in the future.