Yesterday saw the launch by Hilary Benn and Gordon Brown of the ‘Act on CO2’ advice line by Defra. As the organisation tasked with delivering this service, I believe it represents an exciting opportunity for us to advise even more people across the UK on not only on how they can reduce their energy use, but also on water conservation and household waste reduction too.

We know from our own research that almost 50 per cent of emissions come from the energy we use every day – at home and when we travel. We also know that 92 per cent of people now think they can do something to stop climate change from happening – but more than half want advice that is tailored to where they live.

With seventy per cent of householders saying it’s time consuming to find the right information about environmental measures for their home it is clear that a demand for a "one-stop shop" already exists. Our research also shows that when thinking about the word ‘environment’ we no longer think about one area but about the whole package from energy to water and waste. The ‘Act on CO2’ advice line gives the public, for the first time, this ‘one stop shop’ of advice on all things environmental. You can call it by phoning 0800 512 012.

Read media coverage of the launch by following the links below.

BBC News online

Sunday Mirror

The Guardian

Sunday Sun

Business Green

Press Association


Liverpool Echo