posted by Malachi Chadwick

For
all you crazy dreamers who think carbon tax should be spent on cutting carbon

...and radiators are for heating the *inside* of houses. Your time has come.

Goal: warm the bottom bit without warming the top bit.

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare for the Energy Bill Revolution!

Ok, it's less incendiary than it sounds – more selfies in scarves than manning the barricades.

But the EBR campaign is tackling a serious problem, and they're not afraid to think big.

Britain's houses are some of the least insulated in Europe, which means we waste loads of energy heating the air outside. If you're rich, that's pretty annoying – you get a giant carbon footprint and nothing to show for it.

But if you're poor, it can be deadly. When people are having to chooose between heating and eating, you know there's got to be a better way.

Each qualifying household gets a proper energy-saving makeover, making it as cosy and efficient as a modern new-build.

And there is! EBR's plan answers the £60 billion question: where the hell can we find enough money to renovate all these leaky houses? Easy – take the £4bn the government gets in carbon tax each year, and spend it on insulation for low-income households.

Each qualifying household gets a proper energy-saving makeover (think loft and wall insulation, new windows, and a boiler that wasn't manufactured in 1897), making it as cosy and efficient as a modern new-build.

Repeat that 600,000 times a year for 15 years (turns out there's a lot of carbon needs taxin'), and you've basically solved fuel poverty. Not bad!

Want to help make it happen? Head over to the EBR site and tap in your postcode to get started.