Big Energy Saving Week 2020

Published on 13th January 2020

Devon Communities Together will be helping people reduce their energy bills and save money as part of Big Energy Saving Week (20-26 January 2020).

Staff and volunteers from Devon Communities Together will be running sessions to help people take control of their energy usage, reduce their household bills and make sure they’re getting the best deal:

  • Monday 20th - Axminster Tesco
  • Tuesday 21st - Tiverton Market 
  • Wednesday 22nd - Newton Abbot Market
  • Friday 24th - Cullompton Community Life Hub
  • Saturday 25th - Wembworthy Village Hall

As Big Energy Saving Week 2020 (20-26 January) kicks off, new research has revealed a significant gap in consumer understanding about managing their household energy use and the simple steps people can take to reduce their carbon footprint.

The survey, conducted by Citizens Advice and the Energy Saving Trust, shows that over a third (36%) of British households have not made changes to their energy usage at home in recent years. That’s 9.7 million households that experts say need more help and encouragement with ways to save money and reduce their household emissions.

To support people make those changes Citizens Advice, Energy Saving Trust and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are launching an expert-approved list of ‘20 ways to save’ this Big Energy Saving Week 2020. The organisations are urging people to take a look and see how small changes can make a big difference.

These include four changes which together could potentially save households £100 per year and help cut carbon emissions:

  • Turning your thermostat down by one degree
  • Changing your all your lightbulbs to LEDs
  • Turning appliances off rather than keeping them on standby
  • Only using the right amount of water in your kettle

Devon Communities Together said: “Our advisors and volunteers will be able to help with your all your queries about saving energy and money, including switching to a cheaper energy tariff, or accessing extra grants and benefits.”