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MP welcomes Doncaster not for profit energy company

Energy campaigner, Caroline Flint has welcomed a new not for profit energy company, launched by Doncaster MBC.

Just days after the MP’s victory in her campaign for an energy price cap; the Don Valley MP has backed a new energy company launched by Mayor Ros Jones.

Last week, Doncaster Council announced the launch of Great North Energy, in partnership with Nottingham City Council, in order to help residents get a fair deal from the energy companies.

Said Caroline: “I welcome the launch of Great North Energy by Mayor Ros Jones. I want every resident in Doncaster to be able to choose between companies they can trust; and now they have a not for profit company determined to secure fair prices for local people.

“From day one, Mayor Jones has been determined to help people bring down their energy bills. The Council was one of the first local authorities to organise a ‘collective switch’ where it bought energy in one go for hundreds of residents at once. It’s solar programme has equipped 700 homes in the last year, mainly pensioner bungalows, with solar panels to reduce their bills; and now we have publicly-owned, not for profit company to compete with the energy giants.

“Labour wants a publicly-owned challenger company in every region to compete with the Bix Six and help to force fairer prices. I believe local authority partnerships are a great way of achieving this goal.”

To register your interest, go to Great North Energy

 

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