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Energy promise has ‘limited use’ in Ribble Valley rural areas
6:30am Saturday 28th September 2013 in News
THE promise from Labour to freeze energy prices is of ‘very limited help to rural areas‘, a Ribble Valley councillor has said.
Conservative concillor Ken Hind, who represents the Dilworth ward, said the tactic announced by the Labour leader would also put the future development of new power stations at risk He said: “In areas like the Ribble Valley, where many of the rural villages have no natural gas and depend for their heating and cooking on propane gas or fuel oils, there is very little help from this price freeze.
“Labour’s leader is not freezing fuel oil prices or gas delivered to households.
“Those totally dependent on electricity do not want to see power cuts or after the period of a price freeze, a big hike in prices.
“Consistency of supply expansion of the nation’s capacity to meet fuel demand, measures to save energy and use of green energy sources must be the way forward.”
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