Polls apart on utility issues

April 2010
Utility Week;4/30/2010, Vol. 32 Issue 15, p9
Trade Publication
The article discusses the implications of the 2010 British elections on utility regulation. It mentions that the Conservatives plan to reform the regulations for the utilities industry. It also states that the Labour party has been vocal on their concerns about the dominance of the big six energy suppliers. It adds that the Conservatives plan to reform the British Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) and transfer Ofgem's competition policy and consumer protection powers to the Office of Fair Trading.


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