SNP MEP Backs Winter Warmth Message

26 January 2009
Alyn Smith MEP has today pledged his support for the Winter Warmth message, promoted by Energy Action Scotland, a charity working for warm, dry homes.

Mr Smith, a substitute member of the European Parliament's Energy Committee, is urging people worried about their energy bills or about keeping warm enough this winter to follow the advice of the charity.

In its Winter Warmth campaign, Energy Action Scotland is suggesting that people follow three key tips: be energy efficient, make sure you check benefits and tax credit entitlements, and confirm with your gas and electricity supplier that you are benefiting from the best deal. The Home Heat helpline can help you assess what your energy needs are – they can be contacted on 0800 33 66 99.

Norman Kerr, Director, Energy Action Scotland said:

"Following these three areas of advice can help reduce the amount of energy you need to use at home and help towards paying your energy bills."

Alyn Smith said:

"There are simple steps that everyone can take to ensure that they are warm this winter, and in a time of high energy prices, this can take a great weight off wallets.

"Those who are worried about their bills and confused by the huge number of different deals and packages that are available can get in touch with Energy Action Scotland to make sure that their deal is the right one for them, as well as getting advice on how to make your home more energy efficient."