energy bills

British Gas heat pump project to reduce energy bills for East Devon Council Tenants

British Gas is working with East Devon District Council on an ambitious heat pump installation project, to reduce energy bills for residents and deliver a significant reduction in carbon emissions.

Between now and the end of March, 78 houses and bungalows in Lyme Regis, Exeter and Axminister will have their solid fuel heating and immersion systems replaced with low carbon alternatives...

Devon Charities launch Surviving Winter Appeal

As forecasters predict a freezing cold winter ahead two Devon charities have linked together to help those most in need.

Hundreds of people across the county are faced with hardship and unable to heat their own homes – but the charities are offering a lifeline and they need support from local people.

The Surviving Winter Appeal, which has been launched by Devon Community...

We need a government for the many, not the few

Luke Pollard, Labour's Parliamentary Candidate in Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, looks back on the party conference season.

As the party conference season draws to a close for another year there's little doubt who’s been setting the agenda. Ed Miliband and Labour have identified the real problem of living standards facing families in Plymouth, and laid out policies to help deal with...

Government and John Lewis launch energy efficiency labelling trial

Army of around 500 volunteers to help consumers compare, switch, save and get the help they need.

Energy Secretary Edward Davey will join forces with the retailer John Lewis on Monday 9 September, to flick the switch on a product labelling trial that puts the lifetime electricity running costs on washing machines, washer dryers and tumble dryers.

This will enable people to...

Energy savings for Plymouth residents as switching scheme is launched

People living or working in Plymouth can now sign up to register their interest in saving money on their energy bills after the Plymouth Energy Community’s energy switching scheme was launched.

The scheme was officially launched on Wednesday 17 July with a residents’ information event organised in partnership with Plymouth City Council, Affinity Sutton and Plymouth Community Homes....