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Energy Saving Campaigns

Save it!Every ten years or so, energy secretaries feel the need to roll out an energy saving initiative of their own devising, backed by a high visibility media campaign. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. Posters, booklets and TV ads featuring Delia Smith urged the populace to Save It! in 1976, with a memorable rubber stamped logo (albeit one easily confused with the Yeoman gristle guarantee stamp). Fine. Ten years later they tried something similar, but got a bit too clever by branding it ‘Monergy’. ‘Get more for your money! More out of energy! More for your Monergy!’ was the clumsy explanation. This time the populace just shrugged a collective ‘eh?’ and went off to run a very deep bath for one.



  1. Richard Davies

    August 9, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I remember my primary school had Save It stickers near the light switches well into the 1980s.

  2. m smith

    January 4, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Yes i was given a pin badge and some stickers

  3. Applemask

    June 18, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    David Waddington the forgotten Home Secretary?

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