Energy prices to go up again, because we’re just not poor and cold enough

19 February 2013

Guess what? Just when you thought it was OK to put the heating on for 2 minutes to stave off death, energy bills are set to increase AGAIN.

Ofgem chief executive Alistair Buchanan says that Britain's planned power station closures will lead to more energy imports and customers paying more in the near future.

"There isn't a single person or people to blame,’ said Buchanan, ‘In my view it was a single event - the financial crisis. Before the financial crisis the government had backed a visionary approach to energy on wind, water and nuclear... then came the financial tsunami."

Funny that the Big Six energy companies managed to increase their profit margins by 733% in the middle of the ‘financial tsunami’ in 2011. What’s the betting they’ll find a way to profit from the shortage?

Anyway, surely it isn’t true that Britain can’t produce enough gas. What about Nigel Farage? Put a pipe up him, et voila: cue millions of old ladies sitting by toasty radiators, wearing shorts and Hawaiian shirts.


  • LancerVancer
    Looks like i will have to start setting random things on fire when i get cold. Flex wit da 'erb.
  • Mike O.
    WTF! Is dis real?!
  • noshit
    UK house builders are doing their bit to help out. The size of the average new build is now even fucking smaller. You could have a roast every night and your entire 2 bed would be nice and toasty. Standing room only but at least you can touch the front door and the back of the bath with one lean.
  • chewbacca
    FFS Nuclear, people, it's the only option. And they really need to hurry up and invent fusion already.
  • Mr M.
    @noshit 2015 no new build houses will have a gas main to them, so that should keep the gs bill down..
  • Sicknote
    I worry when the chair of Ofgem announces price increases....
  • Archie
    Thank god i have logs burners and a big detached house.
  • warwick h.
    why pick on Farage ? are you lot just another bunch running scared of UKIP ?

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