Set energy prices like petrol

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Your headline of Power to the people is unlikely to make much impact.

A much better suggestion has been made by the Consumers Association. They propose flat energy pricing similar to the pricing of petrol. This makes price comparisons much easier for consumers, particularly the poor and elderly who do not have access to price comparison websites. 
Flat energy pricing would mean that small consumers would pay less and high consumers would pay more. Energy companies would have less opportunity to use complex tariffs to rip off consumers. Another advantage is that energy conservation is encouraged when the marginal units of energy are more expensive. All that is required is for MPs to pass the appropriate legislation. I watch with interest to the reaction of our local MPs.

Barry Crossland

Elland Lane