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Capitalism will not solve energy squeeze

Capitalism will not solve energy squeeze Energy is what the political economist Simon Bromley called a “strategic commodity”. In other words, a state that controls access to it has power over other states.

Fossil fuel firms grab huge subsidies to continue destroying the planet

Fossil fuel firms grab huge subsidies to continue destroying the planet The fossil fuel industry receives over £8 million in subsidies every minute

We end up paying the bills for energy market chaos

We end up paying the bills for energy market chaos When an energy firm goes under, every other household in Britain is left paying the cost for a new firm to take on its customers.

Prioritise people’s energy needs and dump fossil fuels

Prioritise people’s energy needs and dump fossil fuels Freezing homes, soaring bills and empty shelves are all the Tories and their deadly system can provide for working class people this winter.

Chaos of the market fuelled the gas crisis

Chaos of the market fuelled the gas crisis Privatisation and deregulation mean swathes of people could lose their gas supplier—and the people to blame want us to pay

Fossil fuel businesses set to punish poor with price hike

Fossil fuel businesses set to punish poor with price hike The same corporations that base themselves mostly on the fossil fuel economy have been cleared to ramp up energy bills for millions of people in Britain.

Active strike at DHL, and action coming at British Gas

21 December 2020
Striking Unite union members at DHL Supply Chain in Liverpool disrupted production at the Distribution centre on Monday.

Tories put safety and environment at risk with plans for new nuclear plant

15 December 2020
The Tories have restarted negotiations over funding a new £20 billion nuclear power plant at Sizewell C in Suffolk. 

South Coast resistance to Aquind cable project

12 October 2020
Hundreds of people in Portsmouth and the surrounding area joined protests last Saturday over the Aquind cable project.

Reject Centrica blackmail on jobs and pay cuts

21 July 2020
Centrica, The owner of British Gas, will tell thousands of workers to accept new conditions, including no extra overtime pay, or risk losing their jobs.

Letters—British Gas is driving down our wages to boost profits

17 September 2019
I’m writing on behalf of my colleagues from British Gas. British Gas sells energy and mechanical services.

Reports round-up—Jobs fight at IT firm DXC

02 July 2019
Over 200 people joined a protest against US president Donald Trump’s threats to Iran last week.

Tory ‘price cap’ causes energy bills to soar

24 June 2019
 It was supposed to cut bills. Instead they have risen as energy firms cash in

Action over climate change set to spread to new schools

12 March 2019
Thousands of students across Britain were preparing for huge strikes this Friday to demand urgent action on climate change.

LETTERS—Health charges for migrants are racist—scrap all of them

05 March 2019
The treatment of Boysie Folkes shows that the whole system of charging migrants for healthcare and checking people’s immigration status is wrong.

Bad reaction—the hazard of saving nuclear

22 January 2019
The future of nuclear energy is Britain is under intense discussion after two proposed nuclear ­reactors were scrapped.

As anger at climate change boils over - how can we save the planet?

27 November 2018
A renewed wave of rebellion is taking place worldwide to take on the threat of catastrophic climate change

Pickering protest says no to fracking in Ryedale

05 December 2017
Families on their first ever demonstration were among the 200-strong crowd marching through the market town of Pickering in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, on Saturday against fracking.

Fracking boss calls on Tories to overrule local council

27 November 2017
Gas giant Ineos—owned by energy baron Jim Ratcliffe—called on the government to override Derbyshire County Council’s planning processes so it can start fracking.

Work-in and march helps to keep the BiFab factory open

21 November 2017
A new deal has given workers in Fife some breathing space, report Tomáš Tengely-Evans and Raymie Kiernan

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