Action Against 'Cold Home Deaths' - 28th November
Next Friday 28th November we find out how many people died from the impacts of living in a cold home last winter. Join Fuel Poverty Action and Reclaim the Power to take action and demand 'No More Deaths from Fuel Poverty: Energy Rights Now!’
In 2012/2013 10,000 people died from the impacts of living in a cold home, including thousands of people in London, and we are likely to learn that thousands more died last winter. At the same time the Big Six energy companies made £3.7bn in profit – this is equal to £370,000 profit for every person who died.
Join us to express sadness, anger and solidarity with those who have suffered; and to point the finger at those responsible. We will end the day by empowering one another to fight for energy rights and energy justice.
We need affordable, sustainable and publicly and community owned energy. We don't need greedy profiteers represented by Energy UK.
Details of the action - Protest outside the Institute of Drectors and Energy UK
Meet outside the Insitute of Directors, Pall Mall at 11.30am on Friday 28th November before we do a short march to Energy UK- the body that represents all the Big Six energy companies- where there'll be a powerful and creative action. We'll end the action by informing each other of our rights.
'Join' and share the facebook event here:
Join the Pensioner Block, meeting at Charing Cross at 11am - invite yourselves and all your pensioner friends and family members!
If you have mobility needs, would like a buddy for the day or would like to enquire about us possibly subsidizing your travel fare for the day, please get in touch by email:
Can't make it next Friday? There are other ways to get involved in the fight against fuel poverty...
Ask your MP to sign the Early Day Motion 395 in support of our Energy Bill of Rights. 22 MPs have already signed it. Check here to see if yours has:
If not find out who your MP is here:
Contact them and ask them to sign it and tweet @ them on twitter asking them to sign it. Example tweet: @X - 10,000 people died last year from fuel poverty.As my MP I would like to see you sign EDM 395 supporting the Energy Bill of Rights
Energy Rights training sessions
We're offering and holding 'Energy Rights' training session in the next few months- on how to negotiate debt to stopping an unwanted prepayment meter being installed. We are holding 2 in the coming weeks- one with Portugese translation on the 29th November in Hackney and one on Old Kent Road on the 3rd December. If you want to come along to one of these or want to request one in a community centre near you or for a group you're involved in please contact and we'll see what we can do:
In trouble with your energy company? A mini-guide to your rights' Check out our free self-help guide and advice sheets on our website and spread the word:
We need you: Join the group! Fuel Poverty Action is a grassroots group run by people inolved who make all the decisions about what we do. We typically meet every other week at the Crossroads Women's Centre in Kentish Town to make decisions and plan together. We really need more people to get involved with Fuel Poverty Action to make our work happen. We have plans to have 'working groups' working on different areas- Court Support with individuals unwanted prepayment meters; Energy Rights outreach on estates; Energy Rights trainings; actions and more- so you can get involved with the area that interests you the most. Interested? Talk to us:
We declared our Energy Bill of Rights in May 2014. Last winter 10,000 people died from fuel poverty whilst energy companies made billions of pounds off of expensive and dirty energy.
We want groups to sign up to and endorse these rights! Get in touch if you want to.