Ofgem: Energy shortage will push up prices

Industry watchdog Ofgem has warned that energy bills are set to rise as Britain becomes more reliant on imports.

Pressure on supplies is increasing as coal power stations around Britain close earlier than expected.

The situation has left the UK more reliant on supplies from dangerous parts of the world.

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ITV News Business Editor Laura Kuenssberg reports:

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Rising energy bills warning

Energy bills are set to rise because Britain will become more reliant on energy imports to fill a shortfall in domestic production, the industry watchdog has warned. Ofgem said supplies are on a "rollercoaster" and heading "downhill fast".