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10 February 2021

Big Energy piles on the misery

Energy regulator Ofgem has raised the price cap on what gas and electricity companies can charge 15 million households by between £87 and £96 a year (£1,156 or £1,138) - a 9% increase - from 1 April

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27 May 2020

Energy firm plans to make 2,600 redundant

OVO Energy has announced plans to make 2,600 workers redundant, including workers in Cambridgeshire, writes Carl Harper, Socialist Party Cambridgeshire.

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20 February 2019

Energy retail firm collapse hits Tyneside

Already reeling from numerous national and local collapses of businesses today fresh blows were rained down on Tyneside's struggling workforce.

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30 January 2019

Fresh inquest into killer air pollution: nationalise energy and public transport!

The family of nine-year-old Ella Roberta have been allowed to apply for a new inquest into the wrongful death of their daughter.

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15 November 2017

We're freezing: reverse cuts to boiler replacement schemes!

Nationalise the energy firms: The market has failed and will go on failing to provide the basics of food, heat and shelter to millions

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1 February 2017

Energy bill hikes con: nationalise them now!

Howlers are magical red letters which appear in the children's stories of Harry Potter. When the characters open these letters they get screamed at by the letter in mid-air. If any letter howls at you, "I need to be nationalised!" as you open it, it's the dreaded energy bill which arrives on the doormat at the end of a cold, cruel winter.

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13 January 2016

EU probes power plant for wrongdoing over switch from coal to biomass

A UK power plant is under European Union (EU) investigation - for daring to partially switch to a potentially lower-carbon fuel.

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11 November 2015

Can biomass energy be part of a socialist plan of production?

A reader criticised the idea of using 'biomass' as part of green, socialist energy production. We publish this letter, along with a reply.

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4 February 2015

Death, taxes and energy profits

Energy companies' rising profits can be added to Benjamin Franklin's famous remark that the only certainties in the world are death and taxes

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6 August 2014

Energy giants' profits continue to defy the laws of gravity

The next Chief Executive of Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, will be the aptly named Mr Conn, formerly of oil giant BP, writes Matt Gordon.

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7 May 2014

Them & Us

Year zero: Tory Chancellor George Osborne fantasises about rising employment but the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show a massive rise in workers on zero-hour contracts

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2 April 2014

Unplug the 'Big Six' profiteers

The massive energy price rises at the end of last year have forced 4.5 million households into fuel poverty, families deciding whether to heat their homes or to eat

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8 January 2014

Energy Bills: Labour's 'supermarket special offer'

Labour is targeting Kingswood constituency in Bristol for the 2015 general election, using its promise to 'freeze energy bills'

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Nationalise the big six energy companies!

4 December 2013

Corporate Killers! End fuel poverty

Bosses of the ‘big six’ energy firms should be in the dock. 31,000 extra people, mostly pensioners, died last winter. With 3.2 million households in fuel poverty and one in four families choosing between eating and heating, how many more will die this winter?

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27 November 2013

Them & Us

Energy rip-off: Millions of hard-pressed households have just had their energy bills ratcheted-up to stratospheric levels by the 'big six' companies, accompanied by apologetic letters saying their 'hands are tied' due to government taxes, transportation costs, etc

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20 November 2013

We need a real energy bill revolution

Soaring prices of gas and electricity make the onset of winter a season of dread. So I was pleased to come across a campaign called Energy Bill Revolution

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Energy companies

6 November 2013

Nationalise the energy companies

MPs' bills paid - we struggle to heat our homes: We're being ripped off. The profiteering big six energy companies are taking us all for a ride, hiking their prices, jacking up profits, avoiding taxes, and leaving the majority of us in abject misery

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30 October 2013

Stop rip-off energy prices

I hate SSE because of a boiler not installed when promised, leaving my family, including two young children, without hot water for four weeks this summer, writes Ronnie Job

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Energy bills - Dividend payout rate - percentage of profits paid in dividends as a proportion of net income, photo The Socialist

Energy bills - Dividend payout rate - percentage of profits paid in dividends as a proportion of net income, photo The Socialist

23 October 2013

Energy for the millions ...not the millionaires

People ask what on earth is going on in the energy industry? Kate Jones of Llanelli and West Wales Socialist Party investigates.

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26 September 2013

Labour to freeze energy prices - we say nationalise to end fuel poverty

A Labour government would temporarily freeze energy prices, Ed Miliband announced at Labour Party conference, writes Pete Mason.

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