Switching energy supplier will be the focus of a special event being held at Belper’s Strutts Centre to mark national climate change week.
Hosted by Joe Dugdale from Rural Action Derbyshire the event will be showing people how to get a better deal.
People are invited to bring their gas and electric bills with them. Aso attending will be Mike Shamesh from The People’s Power – a not-for-profit organisation which negotiates energy deals on behalf of interested householders.
The average bill is at a record £1,353 a year, compared to £819 just five years ago.
But, if prices rise by an expected 10 per cent this will shoot up to £1,468 a year for the average dual fuel customer.
The session is being held at Strutts on Tuesday, March 4 at 7.30pm and is free to all to get in. Local community energy company, ADVyCE – Amber and Derwent Valley Community Energy – will also give a talk about the potential for hydro power in the lower Derwent Valley and give an update on plans to build a new hydro power plant locally.
Meanwhile, eco-group Transition Belper is also planning an event to mark Climate week.
Chairman David George said: “The challenge will be issued at the start of Climate Week and discussed over a social drink at Arkwright’s Bar, Campbell Street on Wednesday, March 5 from 7.30pm. Email Transition Belper – firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to take part in the challenge.”