YouGen incorporated into National Energy Foundation

Cathy Debenham, founder of YouGen
Cathy Debenham, founder of YouGen
The National Energy Foundation has agreed with YouGen to take on its activities, providing a secure, long-term future for YouGen members and website visitors.

YouGen was set up in 2008 by Cathy Debenham to provide practical advice and answer questions from homeowners on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

YouGen has become a multi-award winning service attracting over 1,138,000 page views in 2014 and regularly featuring in national newspapers, television and the trade press.

Having run YouGen on a small budget and with few resources, Cathy recently decided it would thrive better as part of a larger organisation and approached the National Energy Foundation. Cathy will continue her involvement in YouGen as an advisor to NEF.

She said: “I am very pleased that YouGen has found a home at NEF. YouGen visitors will benefit from a vast wealth of expertise and knowledge within the Foundation, getting the same practical advice on an even wider range of energy-saving matters.”

Kerry Mashford, chief executive of the National Energy Foundation, added: “We’re delighted to be welcoming the highly-regarded and well-used YouGen service into the National Energy Foundation. The move makes perfect sense as it complements the Foundation’s existing home energy services, thus providing a wealth of knowledge and information to help people make the right choices about energy improvements in their homes.”