Other energy firms 'talking about similar price rises'

SSE's price hike is also dismal news for customers of other energy firms - one industry insider who has regular confidential briefings with them tells me "behind the scenes they are all talking about similar rises."


Axing green policies 'foolish'

Calls for the Government to axe green policies in the hope of bringing down the price of energy are "short-sighted and foolish", Business Secretary Vince Cable said. Energy company SSE increased tariffs yesterday by an average of 8.2% from November.