Last few days to back Community Energy


In difficult times in the economy, people are really interested in finding out how they could save a bit of money. I’ve been out with local Councillors in Outwood and East Ardlsey to promote a new initiative that could save households money on their fuel bills.

Community Energy Direct, is a co-operative initiative which has joined forces with consumer champions, Which? and Leeds City Council, Wakefield Council (and others) to deliver the best possible deal from energy companies.

Anyone in this area can sign up to benefit from the scheme. To register you just enter the name of your current energy supplier. Which? will then invite the main energy suppliers to put forward the best price deals for the people who’ve registered. Once they’ve been given the price, those who’ve registered will be told the price they could get and can decide whether or not they want to switch providers.

You can sign up over the phone (0845 450 2581 – local rate number) or online

Thousands of people have already signed up for the big switch.  The deadline to sign up is 1st May.

According to the energy regulator, Ofgem, fuel poverty, where a household spends more than 10% of its income on energy, is predicted to rise from 13% to 16% as energy prices rise by 60% by 2016.

Six local authorities are taking part: Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford, Kirklees, York and Rochdale.

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Posted April 26th, 2013 by Ed