New green energy campaign in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has launched a new campaign to save people money on their energy bills and help the environment.

Politicians from across the region, as well as a host of other organisations, have switched their homes to clean electricity as part of a new campaign, known as the Greater Manchester Big Clean Switch campaign, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.

During the September pilot, the average household saved over £290 a year by using 100 per cent renewable electricity.

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, who is involved in the scheme, said: “If just one in 100 homes across Greater Manchester switches to a clean tariff, that’s the carbon emissions equivalent of taking more than 10,000 cars off the road. At the same time, I was genuinely surprised at how much we were able to save by switching our own home. If we can help others do the same, we can make Greater Manchester a cleaner, greener, more affordable city to live.”

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