02 Aug '11, 11pm

Good Energy takes on 'Big Six' with green electricity price freeze

Good Energy will today become the latest energy supplier to announce an increase in consumer gas prices. But the company will at the same time reiterate a commitment to freeze the price of the electricity it sources solely from renewable technologies such as wind turbines and solar panels. The utility is set to announce that gas prices for all customers will rise 9.4 per cent from 6 September, despite stating at the start of the year that it was hoping to fix gas costs until the end of 2011. FURTHER READING Drax coal power station 'could be transformed to produce biomass fuel' Thames Water's solar partner warns utility's £7m PV plans are "at risk" A spokeswoman from Good Energy told BusinessGreen that the increase was a result of the nuclear disaster at Japan's Fukushima power plant in March, which has caused an increase in wholesale gas prices. However, she added that the...

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