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Slash Fuel Bills – With Local Initiative

Join Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub and save up to £250

Published on January 8th 2013.

Slash Fuel Bills – With Local Initiative
RESIDENTS are being asked if they want to cut their fuel bills by up to £250.
Energy switching is still relatively new in the UK, but in many parts of Europe it is now common practice."
Greater Manchester residents are being encouraged to use ‘people power’ and join a ground breaking collective energy switching scheme that could mean massive reductions to the cost of heating their homes.

Residents are being urged to register their interest in the collective bulk buy scheme, launched on Wednesday 2 January, by visiting here or calling 0800 009 3363.

A similar scheme run by Oldham Council last autumn attracted more than 8,000 residents, with many households saving hundreds from their annual bills.

The project was so successful it is now being repeated, with people from across Greater Manchester invited to register their interest in combining their purchasing power.

Under the scheme, the group then enters a ‘reverse auction’ and gets a cheaper deal together on gas and electricity from energy companies.

Residents just need to produce a copy of their current energy bill to register an interest before the scheme closes on January 28, and anyone who enters will receive an offer for a new rate which they do not have to accept. The scheme is also open to residents who use pre-payment meters.

Although the scheme will be targeted directly at people living in Greater Manchester, it will be open to anyone in the UK to join.

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council and chairman of the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub, said: "There are more than 200,000 households in Manchester who are in fuel poverty, struggling to heat their homes this winter, and this switching scheme will make a huge difference to the lives of residents by enabling them to knock hundreds off their household bills. 

"The more people who come forward, the more they could save from their fuel bills, and residents don’t even have to accept the offer so they have literally nothing to lose by registering.


"Energy switching is still relatively new in the UK, but in many parts of Europe it is now common practice."

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RosieJanuary 9th 2013.

I really don't understand why councils aren't promoting low energy lighting alongside these schemes.
Too many people complain that their electricity bills are too high whilst using highly inefficient light sources. It's insane!

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