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Gloucester foodbank users can now get help with fuel payments

Anti-poverty charities are teaming up with one of the big four energy companies to help users. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Foodbank users in Gloucester can now get help with their fuel payments.

A trial starts today in a partnership between one of the big four energy companies and two anti-poverty charities, The Trussell Trust and National Energy Action.

Under the scheme, those people with a foodbank voucher could qualify for a £49 credit to top up their gas and electricity meter.

Windfarm owner's statement

Statement from Juliet Davenport, CEO of 'Good Energy'.

“When we researched opinion in the local community, there was a very positive response from residents with 68% of those surveyed saying they would consider switching to a Good Energy Local Tariff once the benefits were explained to them.

This response is in line with the many inspiring community projects, such as Gigha in the Hebrides, which generates two thirds of its own electricity with three wind turbines which are owned by the community.”

– Good Energy

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Windfarm offers cheaper electricity

The owner of Delabole Windfarm in Cornwall has launched the UK’s first local tariff. Good Energy claims the special rate for residents could save customers around £100 a year.

People who live within two kms can apply for the tariff, which gives a 20% discount on standard electricity prices.

Windmill at Delabole Credit: ITV West Country