The UK is facing much higher energy bills in the years to come owing to over-reliance in the UK on imported gas.
This Guardian article reports on the issue facing UK households.
In the UK there are about 6m households in fuel poverty, which is set to rise to 9m by 2016
Given these worrying facts, it will become even more important that households can take some control of their energy bills, particularly heating, in the years to come. A wood burning stove is one of the ways that this can be done, along with better insulation and other forms of renewable energy systems.