The number of British households already in debt to their energy supplier before winter begins has grown by more than 300,000 in the past year, according to research, with a total of nearly £400 million owed to power companies.
China said it will switch another 1.18 million residential households in 11 cities located in three central provinces to natural gas heating this winter as part of the country's anti-air pollution campaign.
A report released this week by the Australian Council of Social Service has pointed out that many vulnerable households cannot access rooftop solar and efficient appliances, describing the issue as a serious problem.
The number of people in South Korea with financial assets worth more than 1 billion won ($892,295) rose 14.8 percent on year to 242,000 last year, thanks to the robust stock market, a report showed on Tuesday.
In 2014, fourteen percent of US households struggled at some time during the year providing enough food for all their members because of a lack of financial or other resources, according to a new government report.