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Shoot: British Gas HQ Blockade in UK

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Greenpeace campaigners shut down the headquarters of ‘Big Six’ energy company Centrica in a row over rising household energy bills. Activists blockaded the road leading to the Windsor-based HQ with a spoof energy bill measuring 260 square feet, which says ‘Your energy bill ripoff is being fuelled by gas hikes’.
All the entrances have also been sealed with large bills printed on sheets of wood and locked to the doors stopping the employees of the British Gas parent company from entering the office.
The average energy bill increased by £150 in the last year. £100 of this was solely due to rising gas prices, according to figures from Ofgem, the government’s energy watchdog. Direct subsidies for renewable energy have increased little over the last few years and make up only £25 of the total average annual bill.
British Gas HQ Blockade in UK
30 Apr, 2012
British Gas HQ Blockade in UK
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