A charity called Crimestoppers has set up a new website for us to anonymously report people stealing energy. They want both businesses and the public to come forward and report energy theft, either through the website or on their phone service, 0800 023 2777.
Crimestoppers are working with all of the energy suppliers to start this hotline. Hoping to get everyone to provide information and help ‘pull the plug’ on energy crime – pun intended.
Tampered and bypassed meters are costing the big companies lots of money but more importantly, people have actually been harmed by the exposed electric current. It can even cause blackouts in some neighbourhoods.
A tragic incident occurred in Glasgow, that resulted in an elderly, housebound woman losing her life in a house fire caused by a tampered meter. She died of smoke inhalation, and her son, who lived with her, and was actually responsible for tampering with the meter, was sent to jail.
If caught stealing energy, people face a fine and up to five years in prison.
Click here to report anyone you suspect of stealing energy; www.stayenergysafe.co.uk
Interested in a light energy-saving tip, that is very simple yet effective?
Interestingly, most people will do as they were told. Sounds a little odd, right? However, it’s true, they will. Something as simple as asking your employees to turn off the lights might seem annoying and pointless but trust me if you track this, you’ll see a difference. I’m not saying you’ll save thousands because you won’t.
Something as simple as asking your employees to turn off the lights might seem annoying and pointless, but trust me if you track this, you will see a difference. I’m not saying you’ll save thousands because you won’t, but even a little saving is a saving nonetheless.
Now will you always be in the toilet to remind your staff to turn off the light? Well, I’d hope not. However, one little trick that will work are these stickers. They cost next to nothing and they’re friendly. If you start telling people to boil less water or turn off lights, people might think you’re a stingy penny pincher. With these cool quirky labels, they will give the opposite impression. It creates a feeling of doing good and looking after the environment. Try it, I mean what is a few quid?