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Byline: RNLI, the charity that saves lives and energy
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is taking new measures to become more environmentally friendly with the help of over 200 energy monitoring devices.

The energy monitors have been donated to the charity free of charge by company Current Cost and will be distributed to the 235 RNLI lifeboat stations around the UK and Ireland over the next six months.

By installing a monitor in a station, staff and volunteers will be able to identify where energy is being wasted.

The monitors form part of the charity’s push to become more energy efficient, which will also help to free up vital funds.

Jo Jones, Environmental Manager at the RNLI, said: ‘The RNLI is working towards balancing its lifesaving work with its environmental responsibility.

‘The added benefit to this is that the RNLI can potentially save money in the process, which is a huge incentive. Our aim is to change habits towards energy use across the charity to reduce consumption.’

The new energy monitors will show how much electricity is being used in the station and what appliances cost the most to run.

Users can also monitor their energy spend over a period of months to help them identify where savings can be made.

Martin Dix, founder and director of Current Cost, has been a long-time supporter of the RNLI.

Mr Dix said: ‘I am immensely pleased that we can support the RNLI using our energy monitor. It’s a device that will continually help them to save money, and of course reduce their environmental impact.’

The RNLI has also been looking into the cost effectiveness of using renewable and low carbon technologies at lifeboat stations.

Last month, the charity turned on its first wind turbine in Aith, Shetland.

Notes to Editors

  • Current Cost is a business that began in 2004. It aims to change people’s habits when it comes to energy.
  • Current Cost has partnerships with the government, the EU, leading utility companies and NGOs across the UK and worldwide.
  • For more information go to www.currentcost.com

RNLI media contacts

For more information please contact Joanna Quinn, Public Relations Officer on 01202 663510 or email jquinn@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

Byline: RNLI, the charity that saves lives and energy
Page Content:

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is taking new measures to become more environmentally friendly with the help of over 200 energy monitoring devices.

The energy monitors have been donated to the charity free of charge by company Current Cost and will be distributed to the 235 RNLI lifeboat stations around the UK and Ireland over the next six months.

By installing a monitor in a station, staff and volunteers will be able to identify where energy is being wasted.

The monitors form part of the charity’s push to become more energy efficient, which will also help to free up vital funds.

Jo Jones, Environmental Manager at the RNLI, said: ‘The RNLI is working towards balancing its lifesaving work with its environmental responsibility.

‘The added benefit to this is that the RNLI can potentially save money in the process, which is a huge incentive. Our aim is to change habits towards energy use across the charity to reduce consumption.’

The new energy monitors will show how much electricity is being used in the station and what appliances cost the most to run.

Users can also monitor their energy spend over a period of months to help them identify where savings can be made.

Martin Dix, founder and director of Current Cost, has been a long-time supporter of the RNLI.

Mr Dix said: ‘I am immensely pleased that we can support the RNLI using our energy monitor. It’s a device that will continually help them to save money, and of course reduce their environmental impact.’

The RNLI has also been looking into the cost effectiveness of using renewable and low carbon technologies at lifeboat stations.

Last month, the charity turned on its first wind turbine in Aith, Shetland.

Notes to Editors

  • Current Cost is a business that began in 2004. It aims to change people’s habits when it comes to energy.
  • Current Cost has partnerships with the government, the EU, leading utility companies and NGOs across the UK and worldwide.
  • For more information go to www.currentcost.com

RNLI media contacts

For more information please contact Joanna Quinn, Public Relations Officer on 01202 663510 or email jquinn@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.