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Morley households could save hundreds on energy bills with new scheme.

Hugh Goulbourne, director of Community Energy Direct with Leeds energy champion Ian Pickup and Coun Mark Dobson.

Hugh Goulbourne, director of Community Energy Direct with Leeds energy champion Ian Pickup and Coun Mark Dobson.

Households in Morley could save hundreds of pounds a year on energy prices thanks to a new Leeds City Council backed scheme.

Community Energy Direct has joined forces with consumer champions Which? and the council to deliver the best possible deal from energy companies.

Anyone who lives in the city can sign up to the scheme which sees households simply registering to switch their energy supplier.

Their details are then passed to Which? who invite the energy suppliers to put forward their best price deal.

Community Energy Direct, based in Leeds, will then offer the winning deal to those who’ve registered to switch.

Coun Mark Dobson, Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for the environment, said: “We need as many Leeds residents as possible to sign up for the scheme so we can harness their collective purchasing power and negotiate the lowest possible prices.

“Switching energy providers may seem complicated, but this really is a very simple way for people to get control of rising gas and electricity prices.

“Equally important is how we use energy – with cheaper prices and using our household gadgets and appliances more efficiently we can help people make further energy, financial and carbon savings.”

The closing date for registering an interest is in April.

Hugh Goulbourne , director of Community Energy Direct, said: “This co-operative approach to energy sourcing really will enable domestic gas and electricity users to band together to get the best possible price deal from energy suppliers. It’s a new initiative in the energy industry.”

 

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