I was delighted to read yesterday that Mecca Bingo and Scottish and Southern Energy are joining forces to give away two million free energy saving light bulbs this September to help Mecca’s members use less energy, save money and, of course, reduce CO2 emissions too. Indeed, it has the potential to save 26,000 tonnes of CO2 per year – that’s the total emissions of 4,400 households. It’s a no strings deal – members simply need to turn up, show their membership card and they’ll receive two energy saving light bulbs.

Given the increasing burden of rising fuel prices, I am confident that this campaign will help bingo fans across the UK to switch to energy saving light bulbs, and so help achieve a significant step-change in people’s attitudes towards saving energy in their home.