Tens of thousands call for public inquiry into Big Six energy companies

Friends of the Earth campaigners delivered David Cameron a final demand for affordable energy today.

Tens of thousands of you signed the petition to stop the Big Six energy companies taking us for a ride. It demands a public inquiry into their power and influence.

If you signed - thank you. Campaigners handed over the petition at No.10 this morning. See our Flickr page for more pictures.

Friends of the Earth’s Final Demand Campaign showed that energy bills will keep rocketing while the Big Six keep us hooked on imported fossil fuels.

Switching to clean British energy and cutting energy waste are the only way to guarantee energy we can all afford in the future.

The overwhelming majority of people want David Cameron to end the energy bill rip-off and force the Big Six to invest in clean power from our wind, waves and sun.

Paul Steedman, Energy Campaigner, Friends of the Earth

A recent poll revealed there’s massive support for clean British energy:  

  • 70% of people want the Government to force the energy companies to invest in power from the UK’s wind, sun, waves and tides.
  • 86% of people support an independent public inquiry into the Big Six energy companies.

Now we’re going to show the Big Six how much we want clean British energy and affordable bills.

We’ll be telling you more about how to join the fight for energy independence soon.

Thanks for your fantastic support so far.