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Mass fuel bill assembly at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Saturday 16th February

GFR_textonlyA central London fuel bill assembly at the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Organised by Fuel Poverty Action

When? Saturday 16th February, 2pm

Where? The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), 3 Whitehall Place, SW1A 2AW (map here). More info on travel including nearby tubes and travel refunds for those who would not otherwise be able to make it here

Join us at the Department of Energy and Climate Change as part of a national weekend of fuel bill assemblies and action. Come speak out about surviving mammoth bills, debt, cuts and cold homes and share experiences of how you’re getting by. Come discuss how we can support each other. And come take action to Stop the Great Fuel Robbery. 

Bring:

- Your fuel bills or records of recent payments for your prepayment meter.

- Symbols or examples of the things you’re doing without in order to heat your home.

- Blankets, hot water bottles and flasks to keep warm.

- Banners and placards.

Join and share the event on Facebook if you can.

Event supported by: All African Women’s Group, Climate Justice Collective, Disabled People Against Cuts, Frack Off (London), Global Women’s Strike, Greater London Pensioners’ Association, National Pensioners’ Convention, Redbridge Pensioners’ Forum, Red Pepper, Single Mothers’ Self Defence, Southwark Pensioners’ Action Group, WinVisible. 

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While one in four households must choose between heating and eating, the government is plotting to increase our dependence on dirty and expensive gas power. This will send fuel bills even higher, contribute to rising food prices through climate change and block the alternative of cheaper, cleaner renewable energy.

Pensioners, disabled people, homeless people, asylum seekers,  mothers and young children are being forced into libraries and shopping centres to keep warmPeople with cancer cannot afford the warmth they need and thousands of people are relying on food banksOver 7000 people died from cold homes last winter and deaths from hypothermia have doubled in the past five years. But the government is slashing crucial benefits and cutting grants to make homes energy efficient.

Dozens of Big Six energy company staff are being paid by the government to set energy policy within the Department for Energy and Climate Change. The government is snugly in bed with the Big Six energy companies. Together, they’re doing all they can to keep profiting from the Great Fuel Robbery. We say: enough is enough.

Join us at the Department of Energy and Climate Change to speak out, to discuss how to support each other and to take action to Stop the Great Fuel Robbery. 

Afterwards, we’ll find somewhere warm to go together to keep on the conversation.

Please spread the word far and wide!

Organised by Fuel Poverty Action. 

Get in touch with us if your group would like to be listed as a supporter.

Find out more:

Visit fuelpovertyaction.org.uk

Twitter: @FuelPovAction

facebook.com/fuelpovertyaction

Email us at fuelpovertyaction@gmail.com

Tel: 07586 482 157

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5 thoughts on “Mass fuel bill assembly at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Saturday 16th February

  1. They charged me over £300 for the privilege of having pre-payment meters installed. They picked my front door locks and entered my house to do so. I was in bed and woke up to find work men in my house brandishing a warrant. I offered to come to an arrangement for payment, but was told I had to pay the full amount or have the meters installed. With the additional charges the money owed had jumped from around £350 to over £700, which I didn’t happen to have in my back pocket at the time. I was not a happy man.

    Posted by Jim Ferguson | January 22, 2014, 6:24 pm
  2. I am sitting here with 2 jumpers and thick dressing gown, will go to bed in abit to try and get warm. bloody ridiculous bet those tory twats don’t have to sit in their homes in the cold!! have to eat or keep warm one week and the next week is bedroom tax or eat/keep warm!! cant win?

    Posted by Karen Jackson | November 25, 2013, 10:55 pm
  3. Am in bed now my. Nose is freezing and so are my feet and im already not well with my leg my daughter and her partner who work full time and have. Young baby are also in the same boat she text me earlier to tell me there freezing as well mp s your avin a laugh sick of being cold.

    Posted by cheryl | November 19, 2013, 1:03 am
  4. Reblogged this on HUMAN RIGHTS & POLITICAL JOURNAL.

    Posted by rainbowwarriorlizzie | February 12, 2013, 10:25 am

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