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Council warms up ways to reduce your fuel wastage

January 11, 2013

FEARS of being caught in the grip of a ‘Big Freeze’ has brought a red-hot response from Lichfield District Council to cutting energy bills.

The Tory-led local authority is working on ways to help businesses in the annual battle with heating and lighting costs.

A partnership has been brokered with Marches Energy Agency on a Business Energy Smart initiative.

The scheme aims to help local firms to reduce the amount of fuel they waste, so they can cut their energy bills and increase their profitability.

Small and medium-sized businesses across Lichfield district are being offered a range of services for FREE.  These include:

  • A telephone support line for businesses with energy awareness tips, advice on reducing consumption, negotiation of business tariffs and more
  • A bespoke report for local businesses setting out potential actions and savings (following telephone support)
  • A Business Energy Smart roadshow to visit local business parks, offering energy experts, advice and resources
  • An LED bulk-buy special offer for Lichfield District businesses
  • Energy awareness pitches at local business gatherings

And FIVE lucky local companies will also be chosen to receive a visit from an energy expert who will offer a free energy audit to assess where money can be saved.

Councillor Ian Pritchard, Lichfield District Council’s cabinet member for Housing, Health and Environmental Protection, said: “We know that many local businesses are struggling with the pressure of rising energy prices, which is why we are working in partnership with Marches Energy Agency to offer them help in how they can make their premises more energy efficient.

“By calling our Warmer Homes, Greener District energy advice line, businesses can access expert help and advice that should help to cut their costs while helping the environment.”

If you and your business would like to start saving on your energy bills this winter, call the telephone support line on 0800 677 1543 or email oliver@mea.org.uk for more information.

  • Alternatively, villagers in in Mease & Tame can contact me on 07990 553938 or follow me on Twitter: @haselour for more updates
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