Fuel For Thought: Heat and Light are Basic Rights!

Start: 2023-11-16 18:30:00 UTC Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00)

End: 2023-11-16 19:45:00 UTC Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00)

A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP


Fuel For Thought

from fuel poverty to climate justice

Fuel For Thought is a series of monthly collective learning sessions run by Fuel Poverty Action. A space to share research and lived experience, tackle lies, clear up confusion and answer questions.

Session 2: Heat and Light are Basic Rights! - 16th November, 6.30pm

Our second learning session is on energy prepayment meters, experiencing disconnection and learning from the win to ban prepayment meters for water.

  • Are new protections sufficient, or will people die as a result?
  • How did we win the suspension last year, in PPM imposition?
  • If water suppliers can’t disconnect, or impose prepayment meters, why should other utilities be able to do this?
  • How can we bring that ban back – for good, this time?
Our speakers this week include:
Frances Lobel, is a member of FPA who works as a project manager and energy policy advocate at Repowering London. She has a particular interest in rights and protections in relation to prepayment meters and parity of rights between energy and the water sector. She's written a blog on this issue.
William Baker, a trustee of the Fuel Poverty Research Network and a freelance researcher on fuel poverty and fair transition issues. He previously worked for Energy Systems Catapult, Citizens Advice, Consumer Focus, Centre for Sustainable Energy and many years ago Liverpool City Council.
Holly Donovan, a member of Unite Community who will be sharing her experience of forcibly living with an energy prepayment meter.
Evan McCance, who will be sharing their experience of being threatened with forced installation of an energy prepayment meter.
Ruth London, FPA director.
Chia Harrington, FPA's lead organiser.

Click here for more information about the Fuel For Thought sessions.

This project is unfunded. While the sessions are free, donations are warmly appreciated (please add a note - 'Fuel For Thought') and will enable us to broaden the reach and scope of the sessions.

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