Thursday, 13 October 2011

Blog Version of Energy Review Request Event.

Created by:
Jules Real Clarke, Patricia Walker
For The Virtual Gherkin On Facebook
More info

20 October · 07:00 - 23:30


This event has been set up to replace the original one as we feel it will have more impact if people can send emails at the same time. The draft letter has been adapted to mention the cut in winter fuel allowance & restrictions on the new Warm Home Discount, which is replacing Social Tariffs.

As we are all aware, in recent months there has been a massive rise in prices of GAS and electricity.

The Shadow Energy Secretary has informed us that The Opposition have requested that energy suppliers are investigated by the Competition Commision

And his words were "That the Government must be convinced to do it"

He also Supported our concerns over the likely impact upon people.
He Said the way for confidence to be gained by customers was a full investigation into pricing.

So we would ask that you write (Email) your MP/Lord asking that British Gas and the Other Energy Suppliers are referred to the Competition Commission and a full investigation over pricing is undertaken. Please also send a copy of your email to the media – list of email addresses will be posted later.

This really is important because if theres ANY chance of controlling these catastrophic energy price rises we must take it.

***ED MILLIBAND said Labour would fight for the people on energy matters, but we can do this for ourselves too***

Here is a draft email, please feel free to use it or adapt it for your own purpose. You may like to add your own story for more impact.

Please send an email to your MP & also send a copy to the media. Links below.
Dear Name(mp)

I am sure you are aware of the recent huge rises in domestic energy costs.

The Shadow Energy Secretary has informed people publicly that The Opposition have requested that energy suppliers are investigated by the Competition Commision

This is to try and bring some sense to this and to protect the paying customers, and prevent excessive impact and harm to individuals throughout the nation.

As a concerned member of the public affected by these horrendous price rises, I would ask that British Gas and the other energy suppliers are referred to the Competition Commission and that a full investigation of pricing is undertaken.

This is a subject of extreme public interest, in particular this year because the winter fuel allowance is being reduced by £50 for the over sixties and £100 for the over eighties. Furthermore, not everyone eligible for the new Warm Home Discount, which is to replace social tariffs, will receive it because of funding limits. Once again this will impact on the elderly, sick, disabled and most vulnerable of our society.

I hope you can push for this referral and for any subsequent recommendations to then be upheld.

Name address tel etc.

As requested by many:

EMAIL CONTACTS: (You may need to copy and past these links into your browser)


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4 Channel 4 News

5 Five

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7 Newsnight

8 Politics Show

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10 form for This week with Andrew Neal


11 The Independent

12 The Guardian

13 The Morning Star

14 The Evening Standard

15 The New Statesman

16 The Telegraph

17 The Mirror

18 The Times

19 The Sun

20 The Daily Mail

21 The Observer

If you want to contact your MP and why not? Here’s a useful link to find your MP’s email address:

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