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The announcement followed increases from rivals Npower and EDF Energy, with the firms blaming high wholesale costs.
Before the British Gas move, Npower raised its electricity prices by 12.7% and gas by 17.2% earlier this month. EDF Energy also put up its electricity tariffs by 7.9% and gas bills by 12.9% this week.
Originally posted by watch_the_rocks
Hmm, someone should look into developing a water powered stove.