Npower fined again
Here's further evidence of the Big Six energy companies keeping us hooked on dirty, expensive fossil fuels - by whatever means.
Last month, Ofgem fined Npower £2m for failing to record customer complaints properly - and for not making customers aware of the Energy Ombudsman’s service.
This comes less than six months after Ofgem fined another Big Six company, British Gas, £2.5m – again, for failing to deal with complaints properly.
We urgently need the Government to launch a full public inquiry into the behaviour and influence of the energy companies and help for people to reduce their bills.
90% of people in the UK back Friends of the Earth’s demand for an inquiry into Big Six influence. Collectively, these companies supply 99% of household electricity. And they own more than two thirds of our power stations.
Household names like British Gas and E.ON are planning to build new fossil fuel power plants – which could mean new renewable energy projects stay on the drawing board.
A Friends of the Earth report says this could cost the nation up to £13bn a year extra by 2020 - with producers likely to pass the bill on to hard-pressed customers and businesses.
We're calling for:
- A public inquiry into the power of the Big Six.
- Urgent action to stop the Government killing off our clean British energy providers.
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