Big Energy Vision: Nationwide campaign launched to encourage greener thinking

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Kingfisher, Global Action Plan and the National Trust are among a host of big businesses and charities that have united to launch a major campaign which encourages UK households to control rising energy bills and reduce emissions.

'The Big Energy Vision' has been set up to coincide with Big Energy Week - running all of this week - following new research from YouGov, which revealed that energy bills are the top financial concern for households but two-thirds of people say there's nothing they can do about them.

The partnership has been coordinated by not-for-profit organisations Forum for the Future and Behaviour Change, with members including John Lewis, Home Retail Group, Citizens Advice, Calor, uSwitch, Energy Saving Trust, TrustMark, Energy UK, UK Green Building Council, Willmott Dixon and Groundwork.

The organisations in the partnership will be working together to highlight existing solutions to control energy bills (through government policy, technology, products, services and behaviour) and incorporate new solutions as they arrive. New messages will be created about the things people can do to control their bills. This will include clear, simple and consistent messaging about smart meters, digital technology, buying efficient appliances, washing at 30°C and switching tariffs; all under the banner of how households can 'use less, waste less and pay less'. See http://www.energycontrol.co.uk/ for more information.