October 5, 2013

Scumbags at Scottish Power

Its yet another example of rip-off Britain.

Scottish Power make it almost impossible for a normal custoimer to switch tariff or energy supplier.

But the UK State energy regulator, Ofgem, is completely ineffectual in standing up to the Utilities, and politicians act like startled rabbits when confronted with the power of the power companies – specifically their threats to reduce investment and switch off the nation’s lights.

In a typical example of how all the big six energy companies behave, attempts to change supplier from Scottish power today were met with

*A permanent engaged tone from their main number
*No answer from their switching number
*A broken web site – just on the page where you switch
*Being placed on permanent hold when finally through to the seemingly correct number.

Attempts to switch tariff WITHIN Scottish power were met with an identical set of problems

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US shutdown hits thousands of off-grid homes

The National Park Service(NPS) issued a warning last week to all people residing in its parks and campgrounds, in RVs in the backcountry, or on houseboats in government owned marinas — that they will be required to leave the parks by 3 p.m. last Thursday and find other accommodations due to the federal government shutdown.

At Lake Mohave, for example, part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the park is closed to the general public. The Lake Mead NRA is operated by the National Park Service, part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

When Lake Mohave facilities are on a holiday schedule such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, the entrance station is closed, but visitors are still permitted to enter the park. That was not the case Tuesday, as the entrance was barricaded and a park ranger was posted there to determine who enters and who gets turned away.

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