It was a cold day yesterday in East Yorkshire, with a wind chill factor of -2C, but that didn't stop TPA supporters from hitting the streets of Driffield and Hornsea to promote our 'Stop the Energy Swindle' campaign.
"If the Government wants to push unpopular green taxes, they should do so openly in a way we can hold then to account, not through a back door levy on energy bills forcing thousands of people into fuel poverty", said local supporter Geoff Pickering. His view was echoed by Tom Morris. "With the winters progressively getting worse", Tom said "how are we supposed to pay extortionate prices for our heating bills?"
Many people we spoke to not only have to pay for the large subsidies on their bills, they also have wind farms near their homes. "We feel helpless", said one lady, "but at least this is something we can do." She wasn't the only person to say something similar. Many people in East Yorkshire feel a beautiful part of the country has been blighted by too many wind farms and feel they don't have a voice.
If you haven't written to your MP, it's not too late to make a difference. Go to EnergySwindle.org, put in your postcode and click go. You will then see a letter addressed to your MP. Fill in your name and contact details and click submit. Done! It really is as easy as that. A minute of your time can make a huge difference to your energy bills!