Published: 24th Apr 2018

A freedom of information request from green energy company Bulb has revealed how local authorities are spending their money on energy.        The FOI request was made to 273 out of 408 (67%) local authorities in Britain, and revealed: Local authorities are paying £863m to the ‘big six’ oil and gas companies every year. No local authority in Britain has switched to a fully renewable supplier. Nine out of ten local authorities are supplied by one of the ‘big six’ or big oil companies. In contrast, 20% of British households have switched to cheaper challenger energy companies. They have called on local authorities across the country to switch to renewable energy suppliers in order to cut costs, and ahead of the upcoming local elections, Bulb is urging local residents to write to candidates to ask their local authority to switch to a renewable energy provider. Bulb say that the figures come … (To read the full article, subscribe below)