Exeter Green Party policies could save the average household hundreds of pounds a year and create hundreds of new jobs, providing what amounts to a Green dividend for residents in the city, the party says.
Andrew Bell, Exeter Green Party candidate for St David’s ward, said: “Green councillors will require, as a condition of any coalition agreement or support for a budget vote, an ambitious home insulation plan for all city households.
“Such a programme could lead to savings of at least £100 per year off household energy bills and create new skilled jobs in insulation, so ploughing money back into the local economy. Such a programme would also reduce carbon emissions by tens of thousands of tonnes, ensuring Exeter moves towards becoming a low carbon city, and help eliminate the scandal of fuel poverty.”
The Green Party proposal is based on a similar free insulation scheme that was successfully proposed by the Green Party in 2007 in Kirklees. The programme there has insulated over 50,000 homes and has won several awards.
Andrew said: “Our policies are all about a healthier, fairer and more affordable life for everyone, but particularly those who are poorest and most vulnerable.”
Exeter’s Greens are putting up National Green Party endorsed candidates in all 14 wards for the city council elections in Exeter in May 3.
Here’s the Green’s vision:
(from a press release)