Thursday, January 24, 2008

Homes cut off by power firms treble in two years

From The Guardian:

Power companies are cutting off heat and light to more than 176 homes
every week, with evidence that disconnections have trebled in two

Millions of householders have been stretched to breaking point after average annual bills rose above £1,000.

As a result, the number disconnections and power bill debts is spiralling out of control, according to figures published today.

This will only get worse over the next ten years. The Brits are seeing rises of up to 27% a year, putting power and natural gas for heat out of the reach of increasing numbers of citizens. Canada is almost out of natural gas, and what there is is earmarked for the oilsands. Things are going to get ugly.

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