65,264 of 75,000 signatures

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson

Petition

Millions of Europeans could have their heating and electricity cut off this winter – because they can’t afford to pay the skyrocketing energy bills. The EU Commission needs to make sure no one is left in the cold this winter.

Why is this important?

The energy crisis is already costing lives. And unless we do something to stop the cut-offs, thousands more will suffer.

We know politicians can stop power cut-offs, because they’ve done it before. During the first wave of Covid, leaders agreed not to shut off anyone’s power as people were forced to stay at home. [1] It would be easy to do it again. But we need the Commission to take the initiative on this and put energy poverty on the agenda.

Will you help us make enough noise to push the EU Commission to save lives this winter and beyond?


References:

  1. https://www.engager-energy.net/covid19/

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Thank you for taking action against energy poverty. Millions of Europeans will have their heating and electricity cut off this winter – because they can’t afford to pay the skyrocketing energy bills. Now let’s make sure the Commission sees our petition.

Send a personal message to the key decision makers at the Commission and ask them to put energy poverty on the agenda during the Council meeting next week.

Here are some of the things you could write:

  • Tell them how the energy crisis affects your personally or people you know around you - especially if you are threatened by cut-offs
  • Ask them to stop power cut-offs for people who cannot afford to pay their bills
  • Some countries like Ireland have already stopped cut-offs this winter - we need a European-wide solution so that no one is sitting in the dark this winter
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