Energy firm challenges families to reduce consumption
A search has been launched to find Britain's most carbon-careful family.
One of the UK's leading power and gas companies - E.ON - launched Watt Watchers, a nationwide "watt-loss" competition which challenges Britons to take a leaner, greener attitude towards the energy they use and reduce their home energy consumption.
The company has teamed up with property and lifestyle expert, Melissa Porter, and the Energy Saving Trust to find six recruits from across the UK to form the Watt Watchers group.
This group will embark on "The 99 Day Watt Watcher Challenge" to reduce their energy consumption, lower their carbon emissions and be in with the chance of winning prizes worth £1,500.
The Watt Watchers will get support from Melissa, home visits from E.ON's Energy Efficiency Team, and advice from Energy Doctors from the Energy Saving Trust.
Porter said: "We all know that leading an energy efficient lifestyle is easier said than done, and it's all too easy to clock up the energy sins and pile pounds onto your energy bill.
"With Watt Watchers, we'll be giving six people who have a genuine desire to change the way they use energy the opportunity to become energy-smart and take a step closer to achieving a greener home and a cleaner conscience - and we'll be keeping everyone up-to-date with their progress."
Image: Property and lifestyle expert Melissa Porter is fronting Eon's Watt Watchers campaign