Lynne Featherstone MP supports Big Energy Savings Week

Lynne Featherstone MP at the launch of Citizens Advice Bureau’s Big Energy Week, with CAB boss Gillian Guy, Westminster, January 2012As part of Big Energy Savings Week, Lynne Featherstone MP is supporting the Citizens Advice Bureau’s work to help families save energy.

Big Energy Savings Week is a chance to learn how to make homes warmer and reduce energy bills by making property more energy efficient. Details of events and further information is available on the Citizen Advice Bureau website:

In addition to support from Citizens Advice Bureaus, people in Hornsey and Wood Green and elsewhere can get advice from the Energy Saving Advice Service (ESAS – 0300 123 1234.) This service gives advice on how to reduce bills and make homes more energy efficient. It also gives details on eligibility for the Green Deal as well as Warm Front and other schemes to support people struggling with their energy bills.

Commenting, Lynne Featherstone MP said:

“Energy bills are a big worry for people in my constituency, but there is help available to make homes warmer and bills lower.

“Last year I contacted pensioners in Hornsey and Wood Green with details of how to get a Warm Homes Discount and save over £100. I encourage everyone to make the most of the advice available to them.

“Switching to cheaper energy providers is an important step to lowering bills – and the Citizens Advice Bureau can advise on this, and any financial support that people might be entitled to.

“One of the problems we face is that many homes are not insulated properly, meaning energy is wasted. Thanks to Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government, the Green Deal is launching this autumn to insulate homes without any up-front cost.”