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Possible gas price increase of 10% in France

For people used to the massive increases in the UK the fact that France faces only a 10% increase gives pause for thought.

The problem is that our system essentially prices all gas at the marginal price rather than the marginal consumption.

I don't think this is a sustainable mechanism in an era of increasing constraints on supply.

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Gordon said…
The wheels are fast coming off the Govt's energy policy - or rather lack of policy - because the UK basically doesn't have anything remotely like a credible energy policy or strategy.

This lack of a plan is very bad news for Britain. High oil prices are causing real damage to the economy and many vulnerable people will die this winter as a direct result of fuel poverty.

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