SSE blames green policies for price hike. Miliband calls Big 6 "predatory".

FT: Alistair Phillips-Davies on the day SSE became the first of the big six utilities to raise gas and electricity prices, saying household tariffs would rise by an average of 8.2 per cent from November 15, says in an interview that SSE has been forced to act in part by the rising cost of green policies, such as subsidies for low-carbon power generation and the Eco energy-efficiency scheme. “SSE says such costs more than doubled in the past four years and represent about a tenth of the typical bill. He questioned whether the government should be supporting expensive technologies such as carbon-capture and marine and wave power at a time of increasing public anxiety about the cost of living.”
In an FT interview, Ed Miliband accuses the big energy companies of “predatory behaviour.”