Britain’s opposition Labour and Green parties joined a push for the government to impose a carbon target on the power industry, setting the stage for a battle over the energy bill in Parliament.
The opposition Labour Party pledged to break up Britain’s six largest energy companies and force them to trade all their electricity on the open market to drive down prices for consumers if it wins the next election.
The U.K.’s opposition Labour Party said it will set up an energy board if it wins next year’s election, giving authorities the power to force utilities to cut their bills when wholesale costs decline.
"Millions have been ripped off by the big energy firms who never seem to pass on savings to customers."
- Caroline Flint on Jan 13, 2015