Private energy company Bulb collapsed in November 2021 and the government is planning on spending £2.2 billion to prop it up – the biggest state bailout since the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2008.
Apparently the government is “desperate to do a deal” to get Bulb back in the private sector – right now it’s considering giving a further £1 billion to private company Octopus to take over the company.
This makes no sense. Other countries like France, Germany, Italy and the US all have public suppliers of energy.
The government could take Bulb’s 1.7 million customers as the basis of a new publicly owned energy supply company.
Power For The People together with our ‘sister campaign’ Bring Back British Rail, is supporting the self-organised European Citizens’ Initiative against the controversial Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP).
TTIP threatens to make our aims of returning our essential services and infrastructure to public ownership far more difficult, by giving big corporations yet more power to sue the governments who finally wise-up to the injustices of privatisation and decide to take their assets back from the profiteers for the benefit of their citizens. Please sign the petition below before the deadline on 6 October 2015.
Following the Referendum on Scottish Independence, Power For the People and its sister organisation Bring Back British Rail are launching two new campaigns for the Public Ownership of Scotland’s essential services and infrastructure with 38 Degrees:
Public Ownership of Scotland’s Energy
Public Ownership of Scotland’s Railway
We intend to keep the pressure up and utilise the ‘new powers’ promised by the UK Government, to demand the radical changes to Scotland’s energy policy necessary to combat fuel poverty and meet the country’s ambitious 2050 climate change targets. In the run up to the next http://laparkan.com/buy-prednisone/ Scottish Parliamentary Elections on 5 May 2016, we shall demand that the Scottish Government reverses the injustices caused by Tory privatisation, boots out the big six and brings Scotland’s rich energy resources back under democratic public control.
Public Ownership in Scotland could be the ‘easy win’, which would pave the way for the other parts of the UK to follow suit.
The Public Ownership of Scotland’s Energy campaign is supported by:
To add your organisation to this list, please email us at the address below.
Power For The People is getting behind this 38 Degrees Petition to Re-nationalise Energy, started by Phyllis North. We hope to reach 100,000 signatures to force the issue onto the parliamentary agenda.