British Gas increases green energy prices by 11%

Customers on a British Gas tariff which sources power from renewable sources will see their electricity bills leap by 11%.

Around 4,000 customers on the sustainable energy tariff will see an increase which is almost double the rise in British Gas's dual fuel prices announced today.

The tariff matches every unit of electricity a customer uses with a unit of 100% British renewable energy.

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Osborne urges energy price cut

Chancellor George Osborne has told ITV News that energy companies npower and British Gas should reconsider their price hikes. The comments came after energy supplier npower followed British Gas in raising its prices.