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More clean green energy and less energy waste is the recipe for lower UK energy bills

Posted by Cathy Debenham on 12 October 2011 at 9:32 am

Consumers are being misled about the causes of energy bill increases according to Friends of the Earth. The charity points the finger at the Big Six energy companies, saying that energy bills are rocketing mainly because the energy companies have us hooked on ever more expensive imports of gas, coal and oil.

"Cutting the energy we waste and developing clean British energy offers the best hope of an end to nightmare price hikes," says Friends of the Earth's policy and campaigns director Craig Bennett .

"Our heat-leaking homes mean that more people die in the winter in the UK than in much colder countries - vulnerable households need urgent help to insulate their homes and cut their bills.

"If we don't fix our broken energy system, families across the nation will continue to pay a hefty price - the Government must stand up to the Big Six to fight for energy we can all afford."

The political response to all this appears to be to urge us to shop around for the cheapest deal for our electricity and gas. As Victoria Coren put so brilliantly recently, this isn't a great option, unless the goal is to leave us feeling angry and impotent. So, in the meantime, while we wait for politicians to catch up, using less seems an attractive option. We'll be putting a range of energy efficiency tips on our facebook page this month, to help you keep warm for less.

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Billy Comment left on: 22 October 2011 at 8:21 pm

I have to agree with the title of this blog.

My second commment would be that at least the Government are talking seriously about energy costs although action does seem alarmingly slow.



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