Awards scheme aims to find energy savers

File photo dated 24/3/2006 of a gas ring as millions of customers are missing out on huge energy bill savings each year by failing to take simple steps to save money, a watchdog and energy industry body say. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday January 18, 2012. As part of Big Energy Week, Consumer Focus and Energy UK are urging customers to reduce their bill by better insulating their homes, and checking that they are on the best tariff or payment method. New Government figures show that 9.6 million homes do not have adequate loft insulation, and 7.8 million do not have enough cavity wall insulation - which amounts to one in four homes. Many energy suppliers offer free or discounted loft and cavity wall insulation, which can save consumers an average of �120 on their bill every year. Switching their payment plan to direct debit can save people around a further �100 each year. See PA story CONSUMER Energy Bills. Photo credit should read: David Jones/PA Wire
File photo dated 24/3/2006 of a gas ring as millions of customers are missing out on huge energy bill savings each year by failing to take simple steps to save money, a watchdog and energy industry body say. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday January 18, 2012. As part of Big Energy Week, Consumer Focus and Energy UK are urging customers to reduce their bill by better insulating their homes, and checking that they are on the best tariff or payment method. New Government figures show that 9.6 million homes do not have adequate loft insulation, and 7.8 million do not have enough cavity wall insulation - which amounts to one in four homes. Many energy suppliers offer free or discounted loft and cavity wall insulation, which can save consumers an average of �120 on their bill every year. Switching their payment plan to direct debit can save people around a further �100 each year. See PA story CONSUMER Energy Bills. Photo credit should read: David Jones/PA Wire
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A new awards scheme has been launched with the aim of finding and recognising the best energy savers in North Lancashire.

The LESS Energy Awards 2013 promotes sustainable living, in partnership with Lancaster University.

It is being sponsored by a grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

The winners will be households and organisations that are judged to have done the most to reduce their energy bills over the last two years. Entrants may have installed efficiency measures such as insulation, generated their own renewable energy, or changed their behaviour in order to reduce their energy use.

The winners will also be caught on camera in a series of short films that it is hoped will inspire local people to follow their example and save more energy themselves.

The average household fuel bill has risen by £300 in just 3 years, and experts are predicting further price rises this winter, so it’s never been more important to be energy aware.

Kevin Frea, Director of Energy at LESS, said “We want to showcase the people who have done the most to save money and help the environment at the same time.

“With energy bills getting more expensive every year, we hope that these awards and the films we produce will give local people practical ideas on how to take action themselves.”

Nominations are open until 5pm on October 14 and the awards event itself will be held in late November.

For details on how to nominate a household or an organisation in North Lancashire for a LESS Energy Award please go to www.lessenergy.org.uk or call 01524 66100.