Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Centrica head office ‘rip-off' blockade

The Daily Express reports:

PROTESTERS forced energy giant Centrica to shut its head office yesterday after storming it complaining of “rip-off” bills. More than 50 members of environmental group Greenpeace blockaded the road leading to British Gas parent company’s offices in Windsor, Berkshire, using a 260 square foot spoof bill. Five demonstrators locked themselves in and barricaded entrances with large bills printed onto sheets of wood. Hundreds of workers were turned away. Greenpeace said average bills rose £150 last year, £100 of which was due to rising gas prices. It accused Centrica of relying on “expensive, imported gas”.

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