Collective Scheme Launched for Energy in Cornwall
Jul 24 2012
The Department of Energy & Climate Change (UK) today announced Edward Davey, Liberal Democrat MP for Kingston & Surbiton and Secretary of State for Energy, is visiting the Eden Project in Cornwall today. This is in an effort to launch a new collective switching scheme called Cornwall Together.
This scheme is aiming to enable customers across Cornwall to join as one single powerful unit to help negotiate cheaper energy bills. It is estimated that this could save businesses and households around £3.7 million.
Edward Davey said: "I want the benefits of collective switching to be open to all communities. That’s why Cornwall Together is such a fantastic initiative.
Not just because this is the first time a county has joined together to help people save. Not just because it’s coming from a new angle, by working with big employers in Cornwall, across sectors. Not just because it encourages people to think about more sustainable energy options. But also because this is the first collective switching scheme I’ve heard of that will actively target the hard-to-reach the households who most need help. And 1 pound out of every 10 generated will go into a fund for Cornish communities.
This scheme really is the first of its kind. And I sincerely hope it’s the first of many."
To help build on this initiative, Ed Davey has also written to various Local Authorities in an effort to encourage the Chief Executives on how they could motivate and facilitate this community bulk buying scheme.
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