Each household should receive £ 320 to help with “spiraling energy bills,” the Green Party of England and Wales will say at the start of their annual conference in Birmingham.
In a speech, the party’s new leaders will say that the £ 9 billion plan could be paid for with an unexpected tax on all owners of private rental properties.
Co-leader Adrian Ramsay will argue that this could help people avoid energy poverty.
The announcement of the policy comes amid increases in energy prices.
Earlier this month, some 15 million households saw their bills rise by 12% as the energy cap increased.
Energy regulator Ofgem has warned that the roof will rise again next April.
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Addressing Green Party activists, Ramsay should say that their proposal is about “the safety of the people”.
“It’s about the state responding to market failure, it’s about human dignity.
“Our proposal is what the government should do to show leadership: it is an issue that shows how climate justice and social justice go hand in hand.”
The party says it also wants to introduce a Green New Deal program, spending £ 100 billion to bring the UK to net zero carbon emissions by 2030 through isolation and renewable energy schemes.
Mr Ramsay will deliver the speech with co-leader Carla Denyer, Bristol City Councilor.
He will say that people “got tired of choosing the ‘least worst’ option, of being patronized, ignored and told what to think.
“We’re tired of a Tory government playing divide and rule, tired of out-of-this-world politics trampling people, tired of politics that amount to little more than an old kids’ club serving the interests of its friends.”
And he will accuse Labor of disappointing the public and of not “taking a stand on the biggest problems of the day”.
The Greens are ruling Scotland with the SNP, but their twin party in England and Wales remains a minor voice in Westminster with only one MP.
However, they were more successful locally by winning 80 more seats on the council during elections earlier this year.
They currently hold 447 seats in 141 different councils.
The new ruling group, elected earlier this month, vowed to build on these electoral successes and get more Green MPs elected.
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