The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) warmly welcomes an exciting initiative by Greater Manchester local authorities in its ‘Big Clean Switch’ campaign. This scheme is encouraging both larger organisations and members of the public to switch on to cheaper 100% renewable energy providers for their electricity needs. The ‘GM Big Clean Switch’ is a collaboration between the 10 Greater Manchester Councils and the organisation ‘The Big Clean Switch’, which is encouraging greater take-up with energy companies developing renewable gas and electricity solutions. ‘The Big Clean Switch’ is a partnership between the climate change campaigners at Purpose and the social enterprise Clean Energy UK. This partnership with the GM Combined Authority is the first attempt to encourage such a large switching to renewable energy companies and plans are being made to look at delivering it elsewhere over the future. As the ‘Big Clean Switch’ note, this campaign is unique. It is the first time a town or city has tried to save residents money by helping them switch to green energy (let alone 10 local authorities working together), and it is the first time an energy switching campaign of any kind has attracted such city-wide support from other organisations, from universities to football clubs.
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