Big Energy Week – January 2012
In the face of rising fuel costs and stretched household budgets home owners are all looking for ways to save money on their energy bills. This is where Big Energy Week can help out by providing consumer advice and some practical tips to help us all save money on our fuel bills and obtain all the financial support available.
In conjunction with Citizens Advice the Big Energy Week campaign was officially launched on Monday 16th of January at the House of Commons. Chris Huhne, the Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP and Gillian Guy of Citizens Advice all took part in the official launch of the scheme which this year is backed by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
“Many people could cut their gas and electricity bills by moving to a better deal with their existing supplier, switching to another supplier altogether or by taking up home insulation offers.” stated Huhne.
This kind of initiative demonstrates the government’s intentions to help out with the reduction of energy bills for consumers and measures such as home insulation will certainly help consumers fight these rising fuel costs. These kinds of improvements will help create energy efficient homes which will enable any homeowners installing microgeneration to get the best performance out of their technologies. Big Energy Week is therefore aiming to save consumers money and prepare the UK’s homes for the rise of decentralised energy.
You can find out more about Big Energy Week at the following websites:
- Big Energy Week[External link]
Citizens Advice Big Energy Week website
- Which?[External link]
Webchat on Which? website 18 January 2012
- Consumer Energy Summit
The Consumer Energy Summit summary page on the DECC website