FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Many Scottish households went cold this past winter out of fear of incurring huge energy bills according to a major new survey.
- A poll of the first 13,000 households to join the Big Energy Switch campaign reveals that:
- 3 in 4 Scots are making lifestyle sacrifices to afford their energy bills, and
- Of that group, nearly half are sacrificing their heating to a point at where they’re no longer comfortable.
The survey launched as a part of the Big Energy Switch, a Scotland-wide people power campaign to cut the cost of electricity and gas in Scotland.
The campaign aims to use the huge buying power of 20,000 Scottish households to unlock group-discounted energy in Scotland.
One Big Switch’s Campaign Spokesman, David Liston today said: “Sacrificing something as basic as the heating of your home is something no family should have to do.
“We found that 3 in 5 housholds are suffering from fuel poverty so it comes as no surprise that families are going to such lengths to aleviate the pain they’re feeling as a result of the energy affordability crisis in Scotland.
“The first thing we can do to help these people is ensure they’re not paying more for their energy than they have to. That’s why I’d encourage everyone to join me in Scotland’s latest people power campaign.”
Joining the Big Energy Switch is entirely cost and obligation free. Consumers who wish to sign up can visit www.onebigswitch.co.uk.
Registration closes at midnight 25 March 2016.
*NB to editors & producers: Details of case study families, who are in fuel poverty and are willing to speak to the media are available for media outlets.
One Big Switch Senior Campaigner
08 Mar 2016 06:15
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