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 ...
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. Given that 39% of the domestic energy market is British Gas, activists ...
SAVE THE DATE: Friday 29th May – Tuesday 2nd June 2015
Reclaim the Power has collectively made a decision to hold our Spring action camp near Didcot Power Station, Oxfordshire from Friday 29th May to Tuesday 2nd June, as part of a global weekend of action on corporate power ahead of the UN climate talks (COP21) in December 2015.
Join the Facebook event here
They blew up the coal-fired section of Didcot last year as new EU emissions legislation had made it unprofitable ...
Reclaim the Power Next Steps
After an incredible day of idea generation and visioning at the last gathering, it’s time for concrete proposals and decisions about our next steps.
Time: Saturday 8th February 11am – Sunday 9th 4pm
Saturday: 44 Princes St, Oxford OX4 1DD
Sunday: The Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1JE
Crash Space/Social: Provided. Further details TBC.
Meals: Provided, donation cost TBC
Travel Pool: Available. Please book travel tickets in advance so that this can support the most people.
Notes from Manchester Visioning ...