Over 5,715 people in Dagenham and Rainham saved hundreds of pounds on their energy bills 

New figures released from the Energy Switch Guarantee (ESG) reveal that 13% in Dagenham and Rainham have switched electricity supplier and potentially saved hundreds of pounds during the last year. The Energy Switch Guarantee is a commitment by energy suppliers - from the largest to some of the newest in the market - to make switching simple, speedy and safe and will soon cover 90 percent of the market. 

Last week Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham Rainham was contacted by John Penrose MP regarding the introduction of an energy price cap. For years big energy companies have got away with charging big energy prices, and as the winter months approach this becomes an increasing concern for vulnerable people across the country.

The people that live in Dagenham and Rainham are currently overpaying for energy by £7,360,000 meaning 25,285 families are paying £291 too much every year.

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Londoners are looking to get energy savvy and help keep their bills down, according to new figures revealed by British Gas.

Havering Council has put together a new proposal to pioneer a solar park scheme in the borough, wanting to become the first London Borough to produce energy in this way. The council have stated that the proposal will create clean, sustainable and renewable energy on a large scale and will add additional benefits to the area.

Public consultation is currently underway which means residents can email the council with their concerns or questions.

During the recent Labour Party conference Jon Cruddas MP expressed his support for a Friends of the Earth campaign to help London schools save thousands of pounds by installing solar power.

Friends of the Earth estimates that schools could each save up to £8000 per year by going solar – more money to spend on libraries, playgrounds and trips. They would also help to tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions, and provide an opportunity for children to learn about clean energy.