Energy Price Freeze

November 29, 2013 by  

Energy Price Freeze, The Government is not asking the big six energy companies to freeze prices, Downing Street has insisted.

Sources had suggested the firms were being pressed to keep tariffs the same until after the 2015 general election.

It had been claimed the call was an effort to avoid another round of price rises that could be blamed on Government green levies.

Energy Secretary Ed Davey was believed to be seeking a deal with firms
But a Number 10 source told Sky News: “This story is utterly misleading. The Government has not asked for a price freeze. People should wait for us to announce our plans.”

Energy minister Ed Davey has promised to help firms by introducing changes to the green levies that Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne have pledged to “roll back”.

But it is understood the energy companies have so far given no commitment.

Speaking while attending an EU summit in Lithuania, Mr Cameron said: “I want to help families by getting sustainably low energy prices – by increased competition and rolling back costs of some levies on people’s bills.

“I said I’d do it – we will do it. That’s a world away from a vague promise about something you might do in 10 months time, without knowing how – that’s a con. We’re dealing with real policy and real difference.”

Npower issued a statement saying: “If the green levies are rolled back then Npower will cut prices to its customers as soon as possible.

“We need to understand the detail of the roll-back before we can comment further.”

Bills are burned during a protest this month against prices and budget cuts
Meanwhile, an EDF statement said: “EDF Energy fully supports the ambitions

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