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Britain's energy secretary Chris Huhne is expected to today (October 18th) reveal plans to revolutionise the country's power system, which could result in some people looking to compare electricity prices online.

According to reports, the minister's plans will force fuel suppliers to raise their prices in order to fund the adoption of greener techniques.

Homeowners hoping to avoid the increasing costs may find a switch of energy supplier after comparing tariffs on the world wide web is the only way to avoid a vastly-inflated bill.

The Daily Telegraph speculates the average household will face an extra £300 a year on top of their current home energy bills.

And the costs may not end there, with the possibility of further hikes to pay for nuclear development still lurking.

Friends of the Earth last week claimed there are already more than four million people in the country living in fuel poverty, which campaigner Dave Timms said is a "national disgrace".

Posted by Jim Tidy

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