Yesterday saw the launch of The Big Energy Vision, a collaboration between uSwitch, B&Q, John Lewis, Citizens Advice and other UK leading businesses, charities and not for profit organisations, aimed at helping households take control of their energy bills.
The goal of this unique collaboration is for this selection of organisations to work together to highlight positive, practical actions that people can take to bring down their utility bills.
The group’s vision is to get consumers to use less, waste less and pay less for their energy.
Promoting positive actions to help cut bills
The move comes at a time when rising energy bills are the number one financial concern for households. Yet many feel they are unable to do anything about it.
To combat this, members of The Big Energy Vision will help consumers understand the options available to them. These include better insulation in their homes, using more energy efficient appliances and switching to cheaper energy tariffs.
The organisations behind The Big Energy Vision acknowledge it will take time to change the mind-set of many consumers, but are committed to the long term success of the initiative.
‘Taking control of our energy has never been more important’
Speaking on the collaboration, Steve Weller CEO of uSwitch said: “It’s very important for us to help households save energy and pay less for what they use. With bills predicted by Citigroup to be 20% higher by 2020, taking control of our energy has never been more important.
“uSwitch is committed to a long term collaboration with these trusted brands to help shift public awareness and perception that they can take positive steps to reduce rising energy bills.”
Who’s behind The Big Energy Vision?
Organisations taking part in The Big Energy Vision include uSwitch, Kingfisher (B&Q), John Lewis, Home Retail Group (Homebase and Argos), National Trust, Citizens Advice, Calor, Energy Saving Trust, TrustMark, Energy UK, UK Green Building Council, Global Action Plan, Willmott Dixon, and Groundwork.
The initiative is being run by not-for-profit organisations Forum for the Future and Behaviour Change.