Big Energy Saving Week heats up the UK
- Author: Citizens Advice News
As Big Energy Saving Week draws to a close, this week has already taken the Big Energy Saving Message to over 100,000 consumers, and more are still to come. Citizens Advice Bureaux and partners up and down the country have achieved some amazing things.
Here is a quick snapshot of the last few days…
We took the message to social media, with hundreds of Bureaux and consumers taking part in yesterday’s live Twitter Q&A and entering our online competition to win energy saving goodies. This was the pinnacle of a social media week that began with our favourite energy saver – Kevin the Wiltshire Energy Saving Dog!
— WiltsCitizensAdvice (@WiltshireCAB) January 27, 2014
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We began the week with a focus on fuel poverty, led by Southwark CAB. Drawing in an almost full house, this event bought councils, GLA members and Bureaux together to discuss innovative approaches to tackle fuel poverty and ensure that all London residents can access the support they need to heat their homes adequately. Attendees also got a peek into the GLA’s planned work on the issue over the next year, courtesy of speaker Fiona Twycross.
Hot on the heels of our London launch, Big Energy Saving Week hit Parliament. Over 100 energy suppliers, MPs and Bureaux crammed in to hear our CEO Gillian Guy and representatives from Energy Saving Trust, Ofgem and Government pledge their support for the week. We were also lucky enough to benefit from support from the Secretary of State Ed Davey.
And in a busy media week, Bureaux and partners have made more than 70 radio appearances and taken Big Energy Saving messages to local and regional papers across the land, while we also made national headlines highlighting the need to cut energy bills.
We’d like to thank our funders and partners for all their hard work and support – and most importantly to thanks Citizens Advice Bureaux across England, Wales and Scotland for getting involved with such passion.
Find out how you can cut fuel costs and save energy
If you have been hiding under a rock, or just can’t wait for next year, you can still visit www.bigenergysavingweek.org.uk for more great tips and watch Cathy’s video to get energy saving advice: