Friends of the Earth: Claims highlight need to 'overhaul energy system'

Price-fixing claims like these highlight the urgent need to overhaul our energy system to make it clearer, fairer and cleaner.

Friends of the Earth raised concerns over our broken energy market a year ago and called for a public inquiry, which the Government turned down. We're reiterating that call today.

Britain's heavy reliance on imported gas for our electricity is driving up fuel bills - and the Chancellor's reckless dash for gas will make matters worse.

With the Energy Bill expected next week, ministers must seize the chance to end the nation's gas dependency and open up the market to a wider range of smaller firms generating affordable and clean British energy.

– Andrew Pendleton, Friends of the Earth's head of campaigns

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Electricity market rigging claim

ITV News has been told by a former energy trader the electricity market may have been rigged "for years" and "is worse" than what has allegedly been going on in the gas market.