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We live in an era of energy injustice

The corporate grip over energy keeps 1.3 billion people around the world without access to electricity, and privatisation is putting equitable energy access even further out of reach.

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Power to the people

To ensure everyone has access to energy and tackle climate change, we need to take control of energy from big business and finance.

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Stop forced displacements by dirty coal

Colombian local communities are faced with forced displacement

Demand energy justice

1 in 5 do not have access to electricity. End the scandal of fuel poverty - in the UK and around the world

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Power to the people

Energy privatisation has been a disaster. In the UK, it’s obvious to everyone. Household bills have increased eight times faster than wages in the last few years, while the Big Six energy companies are pocketing literally billions a year.

German energy co-op takes on big energy in the UK

International resistance is building against another nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset. German sustainable energy cooperative EWS (Elektrizitätswerk Schönau) is taking on Electricité de France (EDF). In a fight against large corporate controlled energy and unfair subsidies EWS has lodged a formal complaint against the UK government’s subsidy of Hinkley, with the EU Commission.

Campaigners keep up fight to stop Bangladesh coal mine

12 December 2014

This week we found ourselves back outside the AGM of London based mining company GCM Resources again to stand in solidarity with our friends from Bangladesh who are campaigning to stop the proposed opening of an open-pit mine by GCM in Phulbari, Bangladesh.

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The UK government has urged British company GCM Resources to assess how its planned coal mine in Bangladesh would affect the human rights of local people, and has condemned the company for breaching international guidelines on ethical corporate behaviour.

Representatives from Colombia and Indonesia have arrived in London to tell the BHP Billiton board that coal-mining is detroying communities.

Protestors will target RBS at its AGM in Edinburgh on Wednesday, demanding that the bank pull its money out of coal.

Protestors dressed as bankers will hand out lumps of coal disguised as luxury chocolates – fossil rochers – while others will hold placards reading ‘RBS out of coal’.

RBS invests more in coal mining worldwide than any other UK bank, providing the industry with more than £4 billion since 2005. It ranks eighth of all banks globally for its financing of coal.