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Groundswell is a call to escalate climate justice actions in the wake of the Paris climate talks. From fossil fuel to border controls, the arms industry to financial markets. It will link up groups taking action, and create new avenues for people to engage in civil disobedience.

There are two ways to get involved, choose one…..

Working with: Plane Stupid, Blackpool Anti-Fracking Nana’s, Matt Ridleys Conscience, Frack Free Dee, South West Against Nuclear, Art not Oil, Fuel Poverty Action… and many more groups joining soon.

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Why we got together to Reclaim the Power

While Britain is submerged in the worst floods for decades, the government and oil industry are pressing ahead with plans that could see see two thirds of the UK covered by fracking rigs, causing more carbon emissions and causing even more destructive weather patterns. Fracking is part of the wider Dash for Gas which includes the construction of up to 40 new Gas fired power stations. This agenda will crash our climate targets, increase fuel poverty and keep our future energy dangerously concentrated in the hands of unaccountable corporations. [spacer size=”20″] [column size=”1-3″ last=”0″][service icon=”moon-weather-lightning” size=”25″ color=”#F86B35″ title=”Climate crisis”]The UK is one of the dirtiest countries on the planet – we need to reduce our carbon emissions by 90% in 20 years if we are to stop climate change.[/service][/column] [column size=”1-3″ last=”0″][service icon=”moon-weather-lightning” size=”25″ color=”#F86B35″ title=”Economic crisis”]Since 2007, our economic system has lurched from recession, to depression to slump, countries have imploded, people are starving while the 1 per cent gets even richer.[/service][/column] [column size=”1-3″ last=”1″][service icon=”moon-weather-lightning” size=”25″ color=”#F86B35″ title=”Social crisis”] Savage cuts to our welfare system, fuel poverty and a lack of decent jobs are tearing apart our social fabric.[/service][/column] Climate and economic justice groups came together to connect the dots and challenge the undemocratic, unjust and unsustainable system to build a new movement for positive change. Check out some of the groups involved at the bottom of this page…

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Why we must stop the dash for gas

The Government has announced plans to approve the building of 30 new gas-fired power stations. Despite overwhelming evidence that we’re rapidly heading towards catastrophic climate change, these plans rip up the Government’s own legally binding commitments to reduce carbon emissions; they will actually make us even more dependent on fossil fuels in 2030 than we are now. [fancy_link link_text=”Find out more” url=”http://reclaimthepower.org.uk/why-we-must-stop-gas/” float=”none”] [spacer size=”20″] [column size=”1-3″ last=”0″][service icon=”moon-switch” size=”25″ color=”#F86B35″ title=”Gas isn’t green”]Gas is a fossil fuel; when it burns it releases carbon, just like oil and coal. These new power stations will be allowed to emit nine times the carbon limit recommended by the Government’s own Committee on Climate Change.[/service][/column] [column size=”1-3″ last=”0″][service icon=”moon-switch” size=”25″ color=”#F86B35″ title=”Gas isn’t cheap”]The cost of gas has increased household bills by 90% in 5 years. To meet the energy challenge that we face, we need the interests of ordinary people and the environment to drive the decisions, instead of allowing greedy fat cats and shareholders to call the shots.[/service][/column] [column size=”1-3″ last=”1″][service icon=”moon-switch” size=”25″ color=”#F86B35″ title=”Gas isn’t fair”] Soaring energy bills are forcing millions of people into fuel poverty in austerity Britain. Meanwhile, the Big Six energy companies are currently under investigation for rigging gas prices to fraudulently boost their profits.[/service][/column]

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