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NEF launches campaign to improve nation's energy knowledge

The National Energy Foundation has launched a programme of 10 ‘Big Ideas’ - projects to help improve the nation’s energy literacy. The launch follows a nationally representative survey which throws light on how little the British public really knows about energy.

As part of the National Energy Foundation’s 25-year anniversary activities, the Working together towards an energy-literate UK programme of 10 'Big Ideas' was launched in a presentation by the Foundation’s chief executive, Dr Kerry Mashford, to an invited audience at a reception hosted by Dame Mary Archer at her London penthouse.

The reception was an opportunity to share ideas and showcase a series of 'Big Ideas' projects (costed at around £1.3m) which contribute to addressing the issues revealed in the nationally representative survey, in partnership with other organisations and funders.

Guests at the reception were invited to participate in NEF’s project ideas and work together towards an energy literate UK. They were asked to give a steer to the Foundation’s future charitable work by choosing the most impactful projects to take forward first; and the Foundation now looks forward to working with partners to bring to fruition as many of the projects as possible.

Kerry Mashford said: “Improving the use of energy in buildings is the National Energy Foundation’s overarching objective. Over the past few months, we’ve been giving some serious thought to the big energy issues facing the UK, with a view to achieving significant impact in terms of reducing energy consumption, improving energy security and reducing fuel poverty.

“We’re looking for support and feedback from potential partners to take forward a number of high-impact projects to improve the energy performance of new and existing buildings, and inspire others to do the same.”

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22 September 2014


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