JUST HOW WRONG CAN YOU GET IT?
What follows is an international article setting out the absolute stupidity of SSE ENERGY SERVICES and the advice they were giving their customers on having to stay warm this winter.
It suggests a company minus any concern for their customers, other than make fun of them. Unfortunately Scotland is associated with their name so some of this callous disregard of their responsibilities becomes associated with our country. Some of the advice is sensible but some are just totally insensitive, especially when you consider the elderly and infirm are amongst the worst affected groups.
I am glad they are now apologising but I would hope there is serious internal review into how their company ever became embroiled in such a damaging and insensitive story in the first place. Have they never heard of fuel poverty? It is a killer problem…literally!
Energy and heating costs are going to be a huge issue this winter. The price increases coming in April/May are going to be a big issue in the Local Elections.
The Scottish Government have already made a huge mistake having promised to create a not for profit energy company using Scotland’s renewable energy resource to offer competitive rates for all Scottish consumers. To choose this time to renege on that clear pledge ( which got Nicola Sturgeon a standing ovation when she announced it) is yet another example of the complete lack of strategic thought that plagues her Government.
The reason the costs are soaring is because the cost of fossil fuels are going through the roof. Thanks to the foresight and actions of Alex Salmond’s Government Scotland’s energy needs are almost totally supplied by RENEWABLE sources. Based on usage there is no justification for these increases in Scotland other than that all generation is put into the “National Grid” and then sold back to us at inflated prices, another “Better Together” moment.
Here is the article
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A U.K. energy supplier has been forced to apologize after suggesting customers keep warm this winter by eating ginger or having a hula-hoop contest.
SSE Energy Services, a unit of Ovo Group, posted an online guide to keeping warm without cranking up the heating. It came as U.K. households face a $24 billion spike in their energy bills in April following a surge in the cost of gas.
The company has now taken down the guide, saying the content was “poorly judged and unhelpful.”
“We are embarrassed and sincerely apologize,” it said by email, as lawmakers including Darren Jones, chair of the business, energy and industrial strategy committee, joined in criticism of Britain’s second-biggest supplier.
The suggestions to customers included putting on a sweater and Merino-wool socks, cleaning the house or eating foods such as potatoes or lentils that stimulate digestion to warm up the body. An accompanying photo showed an elderly couple dancing in the kitchen.
Other recommendations included ways to use heat more efficiently, such as installing more insulation, closing doors to rooms that aren’t often occupied or using a smart thermostat to better regulate energy consumption.
While these measures might make some savings for households, they underscore the stark reality that neither homeowners nor governments can do much to cut energy prices significantly without addressing soaring wholesale costs. And as the U.K. price cap rises later this year, the pain in the wallet will only increase — even if customers cuddle their pets or sit on heated cushions.
ENERGY IS A RESERVED MATTER. TRANSLATED THAT MEANS SCOTLAND’S VAST RENEWABLE RESOURCE, JUST LIKE OUR OIL, IS CONTROLLED FROM LONDON FOR ENGLAND’S BENEFIT.
WE ARE BEING TREATED LIKE A COLONY, BECAUSE WE ARE A COLONY, ONE OF ENGLAND’S LAST COLONIES.
WHAT CAN WE DO TO CHANGE THIS? ELECT LEADERS AND ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTED TO FREEING SCOTLAND. GETTING US OUT OF ENGLAND CLUTCHES.
WE NEED CHANGE….AND FAST
I am, as always
Yours for Scotland
BEAT THE CENSORS
Sadly some sites had given up on being pro Indy sites and have decided to become merely pro SNP sites where any criticism of the Party Leader or opposition to the latest policy extremes, results in censorship being applied. This, in the rather over optimistic belief that this will suppress public discussion on such topics. My regular readers have expertly worked out that by regularly sharing articles on this site defeats that censorship and makes it all rather pointless. I really do appreciate such support and free speech in Scotland is remaining unaffected by their juvenile censorship. Indeed it is has become a symptom of weakness and guilt. Quite encouraging really.
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