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24 January, 2020

• THIS week marks Big Energy Saving week and, as winter continues to bite, we must remember the million Londoners trapped in fuel poverty and often left with the choice of heating their homes or putting food on the table.

It’s crucial we provide a helping hand to families struggling with their fuel bills, and so I welcome the recent launch of London Power – City Hall’s own energy company.

We’re told that, by offering fairer tariffs, London Power could save the average household, paying by direct debit, £300 each year, or £160 a year for those using pre-payment meters.

It is also positive that any profits made by City Hall will be reinvested into community projects aimed at supporting fuel-poor Londoners; and tackling the climate emergency.

I know that many Londoners share the mayor’s ambition to make our city zero-carbon by 2050. The fact, that all the electricity generated will be supplied by renewable sources, such as the sun, wind and water, should go some way to helping us achieve that.

I urge all local people to look into switching to this new supplier by visiting:

Labour Member for North East (Hackney, Islington & Waltham Forest)


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