About this group
thePeoplesPower CIC is a not-for-profit organisation that helps people to join together to save money on their energy bills.
Sign Up @ http://www.thepeoplespower.co.uk
At present we cover collective switching of
- mains gas,
- and green electricity.
- You could save money on your energy bills
- Its free and your under no obligation to do anything
- Its completely secure: we will not share your details with anyone else
- Any profits go towards community energy projects
- You can contribute to the campaign to make our energy market fairer
This model has already been tried and tested in Belgium, Holland and Germany, where hundreds of thousands of households have saved money on their energy bills - We decided it was time to follow their example and bring collective switching to the UK.
Our £2 referral fee passes more savings on to households and offers something more attractive to energy companies than the standard switching site (who charge energy companies somewhere between £40 and £70 per switch). We also provide members with the option to negotiate for green energy, in this way working to dispel the myth that green energy is an expensive luxury.
Find out more about How thePeoplesPower collective switching works
Why have we put up a page on Energyshare?
We hope people like you will be interested in what we are doing and will want to support us. After all, any profits we create will be invested in not for profit community energy schemes - like the ones we see on Energyshare. Go to our how we work as a not for profit Community Interest Company page for more information on this.
We are all about coming together for the benefit of the community. That's why we collaborate with other not for profit groups so that we can help people with limited access to the internet. These include Housing Associations, Citizens Advice Bureaus and Voluntary groups to name a few. Please get in touch (either via Energyshare, or our email teamATthePeoplesPower.co.uk) if your community group can help us reach beyond the "switching classes". You can find out how thePeoplesPower works with community groups on our website.
Our costs are minimal because we don't advertise - we rely on like-minded organisations and our members to spread the word about us: Please tell your friends, colleagues, family and your community group about thePeoplesPower.co.uk and get them to sign up.
thePeoplesPower in the news
(you have to scroll down to the end of some of these articles as we are usually not the top story!)
BBC Breakfast with Paul Lewis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ_ijaJ1FgQ&feature=related
Money Box live Saturday 31st march - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/moneybox/9710100.stm
The Guardian on referral fees (our mention is at the bottom of the article) - http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/mar/23/which-big-energy-ecotricity