There was an interesting story on the BBC regional news this morning. Lib Dem run South Lakeland Council has recently run the first "community switch" program.
I signed an EDM supporting the scheme earlier this week.
They got 1700 local people to sign up to a buying co-operative. The new co-op then went to the energy suppliers, and came back with savings of between £60 to £300 for local residents per year.
More details of the story can be found here.
If 1,700 people can get savings of that order, what about 17,000 or 170,000?
I have written to Manchester Chief Executive Sir Howard Bernstein to ask him to look at following South Lakeland's lead at a Manchester or Greater Manchester level.
It would be an easy way for communities to band together to cut energy bills.