Nick Clegg is due to give an important speech on the future of renewable energy in the UK today. It is widely expected that Clegg will openly disapprove of recent comments from his Conservative partners relating to their belief that Britain doesn’t need to show a leadership role within the European community.
The Deputy Prime Minister will also try to push back on claims that the current stance on climate change is an unaffordable luxury during such tough economic times.
However quite possibly the most important announcement for consumers will be that the ‘big six’ energy companies have signed up to a new initiative where by they will contact their customers at least once a year and advise them of whether or not they could be on a cheaper tariff. Rumour has it they will even detail how you can switch to the cheaper tariff.
The scheme will also benefit the 1 million vulnerable customers namely those helped by the warm home discount initiative and pensioners. It is believed the scheme will save some customers in the region of £100. The plan will also stipulate that customers shall be offered the best deal when their contract comes to end or even if they simply phone up to enquire.
It is believed that as many as 7 out of 10 people are not on the best tariff for their energy usage, yet in 2010 as few as 25% of people actually changed tariff.
The Deputy Prime Minister is also expected to mention plans for special barcodes to be included on bills where by people can use their smartphone’s to scan the code and get quotes or switch supplier in a matter of minutes.
Hopefully these ideas will come to fruition as I think it’d be a great way for the energy companies to start building the public trust again if we can be confident of always getting the best deal available to us.
What are your thoughts on the latest plans? Do you think the scheme will work?
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