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Stop the Great Fuel Robbery actions today in Haringey and Edinburgh!

After warm-up actions in Southwark and Nottingham, the Stop the Great Fuel Robbery weekend of action officially kicked off today. Here’s what happened…

Edinburgh Affordable Energy Campaign took to the streets today and demonstrated at Scottish Gas HQ. Scottish Gas are the Scottish arm of Centrica, who are raking in record profits from leaving us to freeze in our homes. Pictures to come, in the meantime, check out the media coverage.

Meanwhile, a fuel bill assembly was held in Haringey. Here’s some photos and what went on…

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Fuel Poverty Action and Haringey Solidarity Group took part in Stop the Great Fuel Robbery, a UK-wide weekend of action on fuel poverty in February. Over one in four UK households now struggle with the impossible choice between heating and eating in the winter – meaning thousands of people in Haringey. We set up a stall outside Wood Green library, collected testimonies from people with high bills, and gave out information on ways to cut bills and claim government support for insulation. We’re committed to making this often hidden problem visible in Haringey and fighting for affordable clean energy for all.

If you’re interested in getting involved, email fuelpovertyaction@gmail.com or call/text 07586 482 157.

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4 thoughts on “Stop the Great Fuel Robbery actions today in Haringey and Edinburgh!

  1. Corporate greed, thoughtlessness and ignorance!
    When I complained to Renfrewshire Council about burning street lights 24/7 in our street, they argued it was not costing the tax-payer anything because the council paid a flat rate to Scottish Power. Logically, it will reflect in higher energy price for consumers in the long run. But obviously, it does not concern council because their employees do not suffer from hypothermia from unheated homes. It’s the lowest paid working on minimum wage, the sick and disabled, pensioners and the unemployed that take the hardest hit by fuel poverty. They have schemes for insulating houses for home owners. But the poorest do not usually own their homes, therefore they have nothing out of it. The private firms that carry out the works make money. Maybe just another scum or a back-handed deal with corruption. Why? Because of the greed!

    Posted by Martin Kroupa | February 15, 2013, 7:07 pm
  2. Reblogged this on HUMAN RIGHTS & POLITICAL JOURNAL.

    Posted by rainbowwarriorlizzie | February 15, 2013, 5:58 pm

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