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Cheaper Energy Together

Cheaper Energy Together is our new project that helps households get a cheaper, fairer energy deal through the power of acting collectively. What we’re all about: The Cheaper Energy Together Community Partnership will bring together 30 local and national voluntary, community and public sector organisations to take collective switching to […] Read the full article…

The Power of “we” – Is the UK Switched on to Collective Switching?

The concept was simple; by buying our energy as a collective, we can negotiate a fairer deal, saving UK households millions of pounds. And the public bought it, well at least hundreds of thousands did. But the initial excitement has now died down, with Labour’s recently launched Switch Together scheme garnering little if any attention in the media.

Has collective switching failed in the UK? Or has the public’s imagination, once captured, now ebbed away? Can the collective power of 000s of people change the dynamics in the energy industry? We think so – that’s why we formed thePeoplesPower

Derbyshire agencies fear fuel poverty crisis

Influential Derbyshire-based agencies, including thePeoplesPower, Advice Derbyshire, Citizens Advice Bureaux and Rural Action Derbyshire are all offering positive ways to help Derbyshire residents combat the worrying rise in fuel poverty in the region

Co-operative energy win Which? Big Switch

Reports this morning (11/5/2012) show that the Which? Big Switch Auction has been won by Co-operative Energy.

thePeoplesPower sends our congratulations for the first successful large scale collective energy switch (we know about) in the UK.

Solar PV, FiTs and switching your electricity supplier

We have had a few messages from people concerned that they cannot switch their electricity supplier if they have Solar PV Panels on their roof. This is not true.

The agreement you have with selling your solar electricity back to the grid and your Feed in Tariff (FiT) payments are completely independent of each other. There should be no obstacles to you switching your electricity supplier.

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change supports collective power purchasing!

Blog post on the Energy switching and purchasing round table event with Ed Davey and Greg Barker.

“I believe collective switching has great potential and welcome this approach from thePeoplesPower. Households could save on their energy bills, and energy companies have the chance to talk with potential customers on a grand scale.
I am calling on energy companies to engage with schemes like this, and consider their potential. We need the energy market to work for everyone, and this collaboration is an important early step.”
Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (27/3/2012)

Housing Associations Sign Up To Stop Fuel Poverty

A new collaboration to open up collective energy switching beyond the “switching classes”, Grand Union Housing Group and its subsidiary Aragon Housing Association, and Bolton Community Homes are joining forces with in a bid to bring down the cost of energy bills.

Fuel Poverty and Government Policy

Fuel Poverty is reaching crisis point. That’s why the UK government is now legally obliged to do everything in its power to eliminate it by 2016. However, as Lani Shamash’s investigation shows, there are rising fears that government attempts to meet that target could make the problem of fuel poverty worse.