Owned by us
Big private companies are cashing in from our out of control fuel bills. We want an energy company run for the people it serves, not for profit.
Over one million Londoners are in fuel poverty, choosing between heating and eating in the winter. We want an energy company that offers fair, affordable prices.
Cleaner & greener
To tackle climate change and curb air pollution, London needs to make the move to clean, renewable energy technology fit for the twenty-first century. We want a 100% clean energy company.
Decisions about energy affect our health, our environments and our everyday lives. We want a company that listens and gives everyone a say!
We are calling on the Greater London Authority (GLA) – in collaboration with London boroughs – to set up a new people-powered energy company.
From Nottingham to Bristol, cities across Britain are leaving the Big Six behind by setting up their own, non-profit energy companies.
We don’t want ordinary Londoners to lose out. We’re getting ripped off by big energy companies and deserve something better.
We want a new public company that cuts bills and cuts polluting carbon emissions. A non-profit company with social justice, clean energy and democracy at its core. To make a start on funding this, the GLA should divest its £4.8billion pension fund from fossil fuels and reinvest in the people's energy company we're calling for.
For people, not for profit.
Cleaner & Greener
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Tackling Fuel Poverty
Controlled by ordinary Londoners
Fuel Poverty Action
Today Nicola Sturgeon pledged to set up a state owned Scottish energy company to provide cheaper energy to households. Switched On – a coalition group of trade unions, community energy , fuel poverty and faith groups responded: “There is plenty besides Strepsils that Theresa May should follow Nicola Sturgeon’s lead on. The First Minister’s[…]
Responding to Theresa May’s announcement of a fuel bill cap, Switched On campaigners brand it “tinkering that props up failing energy system”. Campaigner Emma Hughes said “Theresa May’s announcement on energy will fail to fix the energy crisis – it’s another tweak that won’t deliver. While private Big 6 companies extract profit from our need for[…]
Mayor of London’s own report reveals he scaled back his Energy for Londoners scheme to prioritise short-term delivery Sets out significant costs to revenues, carbon reductions and job creation Campaign coalition criticise Mayor’s short-termism Contact: Emma Hughes, 07801140192 firstname.lastname@example.org @SwitchedOnLDN A newly published GLA report  reveals that the Mayor of London scaled back his Energy[…]
Campaigners have attacked the decision by Sadiq Khan to backtrack on a key manifesto commitment to set up a new publicly-owned not-for-profit energy company for London. Instead, Sadiq is only committing to a brand-partnership with existing companies – described by campaigners as a “white-label whitewash”.
Modelling by Landman Economics for Switched on London has revealed that a London-run public energy company would be able to set its base tariff at £970 for the average customer. According to Ofgem this represents a saving of £159 off the average dual fuel tariff, which clocks in at £1129.
Mayor Sadiq Khan has made a crucial decision for London’s energy future, to set up Energy for Londoners (EfL), a new not-for-profit energy company for the capital. EfL has the potential to tackle both fuel poverty and climate change while putting power back in Londoners’ hands. But there are fears the plan would be ditched[…]
Press enquiries contact Emma Hughes, 07801140192 Today marks one year since London elected Sadiq Khan as its Mayor; in that year Khan has failed to deliver on his manifesto promise to set up Energy for Londoners (EfL) a not-for-profit public energy company to deliver affordable, clean energy for the capital. Taking its cue from Robin[…]
Sadiq Khan has committed to creating a public energy company for Londoners, and we now need to make sure he keeps his promise. Switched on London has been campaigning for a not-for-profit Energy for Londoners (EfL) that will transform London’s energy sector and ensure affordable energy across the city. Given the monopoly of the Big6[…]
Contact: Emma Hughes 07801140192 or Mika MInio-Paluello 07733466038 Campaigners are furious at British Gas’ continued profiting from high energy bills, while millions are in fuel poverty.  Emma Hughes from Switched On campaign group said “Once again we see British Gas reporting comfortable profits, while over 10% of families in England suffer in cold homes[…]
Contact: Emma Hughes 07801140192 or Anna Galkina 07942044472 Campaigners have responded with anger to Scottish Power’s price hike announced today and closely following similar moves by NPower and EDF. Emma Hughes from Switched On campaign group said “The Big Six are announcing price hikes one after another, while ripping off households to the tune of[…]