Submitted by Noel Smyth on Tuesday 26th January 2021
Published on Tuesday 9th February 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Monday 9th August 2021
Current Signatures: 3,186
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Delay ban on coal and increase funding for transition for those reliant on coal
1. Postpone the forthcoming coal ban for approximately 5 years.
2. Provide financial support packages to those reliant on coal the necessary funding required to change appliances or upgrade the ventilation systems to burn the smokeless alternatives safely and effectively.
The banning of Pre-packed coal, wet wood and some smokeless fuels comes into effect in May 2021. These are the cheapest and most accessible fuels for many households.
Covid has seen an extra 600,000 homes drop below the fuel poverty line, taking the number to over 3 million in the UK.
With 17,000 deaths occurring due to cold homes in the Winter of 17/18 we can’t afford to see more lives lost because people do not have the money to stay warm.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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