08 Jul '11, 9am

Chris Huhne has released a statement in response to the British Gas price announcement,

Responding to this morning’s price announcement by British Gas, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said: “This announcement will be tough for consumers who are already struggling to meet their bills. The uncomfortable truth is Britain’s consumers are being buffeted by the violent and unpredictable winds of global fossil fuel prices. “I refuse to stand by and watch this happen. “I’m pushing the big six suppliers to help their customers overhaul their draughty homes and understand the best tariffs on offer, and I’m backing new entrants to bring more competition to the market. “But there’s a way out of this. Look at how the French benefit from only relying on fossil fuels for a fraction of their power - bills there are only expected to rise by 3% this year. “The UK electricity market has to change, so that we escape the cycle of fossil fuel addiction. Alternative...

Full article: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/chbg_110708/ch...

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