CJC has three principal aims for 2012:
1. To help to join together campaigns on different energy issues;
2. To invite people to join CJC and get more people involved in
climate justice activism;
3. To participate in the anti-cuts and Occupy movements
and make the case for climate justice.
As fossil fuels are becoming more scarce, energy companies are turning to ever dirtier and more expensive and environmentally-destructive fuel sources and extraction methods to keep their profits soaring. These include: biofuels, deep sea oil drilling, fracking, new coal, new nuclear and tar sands. CJC works closely with groups focusing on these ‘extreme energy’ issues, to strengthen and inspire one another in our common cause of achieving climate and environmental justice.
As well as supporting existing struggles, we are initiating and developing our own projects. Fuel Poverty Action is a campaign group started by people from CJC. It is working on supporting community action against the greedy ‘Big Six’ energy companies and unaffordable energy bills that are a symptom of our profit-driven energy system and its addiction to expensive fossil fuels and other unsustainable energy sources.
There is an alternative: community-controlled renewable energy schemes and energy saving can lead the way to a sustainable, democratic and affordable energy future for all. To get there, we need daring and creative grassroots action to challenge the greed, corruption, environmental devastation and social injustice of our corporate-controlled economic and political systems.
Our campaigning against the Big Six energy companies – Centrica (British Gas), EDF Energy, E.On, Npower, Scottish Power and Scottish & Southern Energy – and for energy democracy is being stepped up with a mass direct action on May 3rd 2012: The Big Six Energy Bash.
By wrecking the climate, polluting the environment, stealing and squandering the planet’s resources, imposing unjust austerity measures and creating extreme poverty, the 1% elite controlling the world’s economy is destroying people’s hopes for a healthy planet and a decent standard of living for all. More and more people are choosing to stand up and resist. CJC wants to contribute to this fight, and we want you to join us!