THURROCK UKIP has also questioned a number of issues surrounding the multi-million pound investment by Thurrock Council in a solar farm in Wiltshire.
UKIP Thurrock’s Finance Spokesman, Cllr Jack Duffin said: "UKIP Thurrock is calling for half of the profit made by driving up energy prices to be used to help the growing numbers forced into fuel poverty.
"A new Fuel Poverty grant should be set up in Thurrock in which these proceeds will be ring fenced and spent on helping the poorest people harmed by this ill-considered energy policy.
"I am deeply disappointed that the Tories are continuing their campaign to hike up energy prices and using Thurrock taxpayer money to do it.
"While solar energy sounds good on the surface, the ‘green agenda’ has caused energy prices to rise by over 60% in recent years.
"This investment is deeply unethical as it is designed to profiteer off residents being forced into fuel poverty."