Our energy system’s a mess.
Rising energy costs have hit many families hard. In fact, average gas and electricity bills have gone up by £89 – 8.3 per cent in the past year, according to Citizens Advice.
At the same time, as hurricane after hurricane has ravaged the Caribbean and east coast of America, and UK towns and cities suffocate under a blanket of air pollution, the need for a rapid transition away from fossil fuels has never been more apparent.
Our new clean energy campaign aims to help change this. We’ve teamed up with The Big Clean Switch to help readers of The Big Issue switch to a renewable supplier and save money at the same time.
The most common reaction we always hear is: ‘I can’t believe how easy it was’
Many consumers may have always wanted to do their bit for the environment but were held back by the need to watch the pennies. Now there’s a way of doing both.
Like changing banks, some people have been put off from changing their energy supplier or their tariff by the misplaced perception the whole thing is too much hassle.