Piggybank News

January 13, 2012

Petition prompts energy price reduction.

I received this notification from consumer action group “38 Degrees” this morning.  I think it is an important message so I have copied in its entirety below.

“Over 85,000 of us have signed the petition telling gas and electricity companies to cut their prices – in just 4 days!

And it’s starting to work. Numbers on the petition are sky-rocketing and it’s making the news – have a look at this report covering the petition on Channel 4 news: http://www.channel4.com/news/catch-up/display/playlistref/110112/clipid/110112_EDF_11

In just 4 days, three of the biggest gas and electricity companies have folded under the pressure. EDF Energy, British Gas and Scottish and Southern have all said they’ll cut their gas or electricity prices by around 5%.

It’s not enough, but it’s a start and proves that if enough of us get involved we can win. Three big companies – E.ON, npower and Scottish Power – are still holding out, and those that have dropped prices haven’t gone far enough. The bigger the petition, the bigger the message we send that we’ve had enough of being ripped off.

Can you forward this email to your friends now to ask them to add their names and help send the petition rocketing past 100,000?
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/stop-the-energy-rip-off

Can you also spread the word on Facebook and Twitter, if you use them? You can tell your friends about the petition easily by clicking the quick links below:

Share on Facebook: http://www.38degrees.org.uk/energy-ripoff-facebook

Share on Twitter: http://www.38degrees.org.uk/energy-ripoff-twitter

When 38 Degrees members have come together before in huge numbers, we’ve won some amazing victories. Last year, half a million of us worked together to force the government to reverse their plans to sell off England’s precious woodlands.

Let’s turn up the heat on the gas and electricity companies now by forwarding this email and asking everyone we know to add their voice: https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/stop-the-energy-rip-off

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