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ScottishPower 'to try and avoid further price rises'

ScottishPower said it will "try and avoid further price rises in 2014" but stressed this will "depend on whether there are increases in wholesale energy prices or other costs outside our control".

A ScottishPower bill with a light bulb in front.
ScottishPower has welcomed the Government's proposals on energy bills. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

The energy firm said the taxpayer funded £12 rebate will be applied to all households "in line with the Government timetable" of two years.

Retail chief executive Neil Clitheroe said, “We welcome all of these changes proposed by Government, especially those to the ECO programme, as they represent a strong commitment to have a more rational debate on energy policy in the UK".

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Scottish Power boss: Energy targets 'achievable'

Keith Anderson, the Chief Corporate Officer for Scottish Power, told ITV News that reducing electricity by 2020 was 'achievable'.
Keith Anderson, the Chief Corporate Officer for Scottish Power, told ITV News that reducing electricity by 2020 was 'achievable'. Credit: ITV News

Keith Anderson, the Chief Corporate Officer for Scottish Power, told ITV News that the targets set in today's Energy Bill for a 40% electricity reduction by 2020 were "achievable".

"What's been announced today really sets the framework to allow the industry to come forward with the investment the country needs to deliver a low-carbon future for the UK.

"Those targets are very ambitious but certainly achievable."

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