Working for Energy Democracy in Developing Countries and Britain
On April 14th an enthusiastic audience gathered at Christchurch to find out more about Energy Democracy.
Sam Lund-Harket from Global Justice Now, highlighted the way energy injustice is destroying people’s lives. He also spoke about rays of hope – good news stories about communities where alternative energy is generated to give clean and democratically controlled energy for everyone.
Clare Welton of Fuel Poverty Action Group – spoke movingly of people in poverty in the UK who struggle with utility bills. She explained the Energy Bill of Rights and work that is being done to ensure that individuals struggling with bills are aware of their rights. It is important that information is made available to empower people in poverty.
Fuel Poverty Action Group produces:
- Leaflet – Having Problems with your Energy Company – Know your rights
- Mini-guide – In trouble with your Energy Company – Know your rights
What you can do:
- Find out more about moving towards a just energy system
- Let people who are struggling know that there are alternatives to being forced into an unfair situation with their energy companies.