Posts Tagged: British Gas

COPs and Robbers: towards the UN climate talks in Paris

In the run-up to the COP in Paris this December . . . have you ever wondered what the "COPs" are? It stands for Conference of the Parties, the parties charged with preventing the disasters of climate change becoming an apocalypse.  And who are these “parties”? Not the Vanuatu fishing people whose homes have been wiped out by the biggest cyclone ever, not the people dependent on the polar ice, not the African farming families facing famine from unprecedented droughts, the New York ... Read more

Didcot Camp Action Round Up: 18 actions against the fossil fuel industry

Blockades, shutdowns, lock-ons, love-ins, tripods and nanas.....Reclaim the Power's day of action against the fossil fuel industry today (1 June 2015) saw 18 different actions drawing the dots between big energy firms, government ministers, public relations companies, oil arts sponsorship and the fracking industry. Let's take a run-down of the day's events... Action 1: 9.04am - Npower's debt collection and pre-payment meter office in Leeds blockaded We've all had the threatening letters from energy companies demanding payment for bills we can't afford – and ... Read more

Funeral cost bill delivered to British Gas

Environmental activists, dressed as shivering grannies, hand delivered to British Gas Headquarters a “Bill” for funeral costs for the thousands of customers who died from fuel poverty last year. Following a refusal of British Gas and all the 'Big Six', to decrease their prices in line with the 27% drop in gas wholesale prices last year, 15,000 people in the UK are estimated to have died because of cold homes[1]. Given that 39% of the domestic energy market is British Gas, activists ... Read more

Energy love-in staged outside David Cameron’s Constituency Office

Reclaim the Power activists have staged a love-in outside Cameron’s constituency office on 1st June 2015 at 11am, to protest against the control of British energy by the ‘Big 6’ companies. Energy love-in staged outside David Cameron’s Constituency Office Reclaim the Power activists have staged a love-in outside Cameron’s constituency office on 1st June 2015 at 11am, to protest against the control of British energy by the ‘Big 6’ companies. The profit of the 6 biggest UK energy companies has increased tenfold between 2007 ... Read more