Mass Action: The Big Six Energy Bash

Author: poppy | Date: 24 April, 2012 | Category: Action | Comments: 0

THURSDAY 3RD MAY 2012

MEET AT 11AM IN CENTRAL LONDON.

THE IDEA:

Climate Justice Collective and friends take to the streets to challenge
the energy stitch-up going on behind closed doors at the UK Energy
Summit.
This Summit will see representatives from the Big Six energy companies,
including EDF Energy, E.On, RWE Npower and Scottish Power, as well as
fossil fuel giants Shell and BP, conspiring with the government to
maximise their profits at the expense of the environment and millions of
people affected by climate change and locked into fuel poverty.

The Big Six are a key obstacle to the development of a sustainable and
affordable energy system that could keep sea levels down and people’s
homes warm. We want a fair, democratic and clean energy system, not a
corporate-controlled one that’s disastrous for people and the
environment.
The UK Energy Summit is the wrong people asking the wrong questions and
proposing the wrong solutions – it’s up to us to put that right!

Web: http://climatejusticecollective.org/
Facebook: on.fb.me/HAKIdq
Twitter: @CJ_Collective

This action is supported by: Biofuelwatch, Campaign Against Climate
Change, Disabled People Against the Cuts, Kick Nuclear, London Coalition
Against Poverty, London Rising Tide, Occupy London, UK Tar Sands Network
and UK Uncut.

THE PLAN:

Be in central London on Thursday 3rd May. Be ready to go at 11am. Start
locations will be announced closer to the time.

There will be four starting points to choose from, each with a different
theme: Dirty Energy, Robin Hood, Housing, and Fossil-Free Futures. The
Fossil-Free Futures group will be family-friendly.

Check Twitter (@CJ_Collective) for updates on meeting points and live
and
instant action plans, or sign up to SMS text alerts at:
climatejusticecollective.org/big-six-energy-bash/

The UK Energy Summit is taking place at the Grange Hotel, very near St
Paul’s Cathedral.
http://www.economistconferences.co.uk/event/uk-energy-summit-2012/5964

WHAT TO BRING:

Banners, colour, music and noise, sound systems, food, chalk, your
mates.

WHY?

1. People not Profit – This conference is all about the people who
should
NOT be making decisions about our energy. It is about corporate elites,
of
which the government is now just one, colluding to make money, impose
austerity, keep control and retain their privilege. We’re here to say
that
we see a different possibility: a world where people come first. We say
that the needs of communities and the environment come before the needs
of
corporations.

This conference is an attempt to keep the status quo of high energy
prices, soaring profits, dependent consumers, growing climate insecurity
and disaster capitalism. This conference is a classic 1% stitch up. This
conference is the wrong people asking the wrong questions and proposing
the wrong solutions.

2. Climate Justice – Climate change is already affecting millions of
people around the world, as weather patterns become more unpredictable
and
natural disasters become more frequent and severe.

The self-serving agendas of rich corporations and governments, as
represented at the UK Energy Summit, perpetuate and exacerbate climate
change, whilst preventing any meaningful attempts to stop it, and those
least responsible for causing the crisis suffer most as a result of it.

3. Energy Democracy – This summit exemplifies how putting profit before
people will only cause ongoing chaos. There is a positive solution to
these problems, and it’s a community-controlled energy system.

Together, we can organize a new, democratic, decentralised renewable
energy system. Because access to clean energy is a right, not a
commodity.
Clean energy and a liveable world for all are possible if energy is
taken
out of corporate control.


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