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Money Box Live: Energy and energy saving

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BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live
Wednesday, 8 February 2012 at 1502 GMT On Radio 4 and Online

All of the big six energy companies have lowered bills to certain customers in response to falling wholesale prices.

But it will still be hard for people who are considering switching to a new supplier to make an informed decision, as the major energy companies have not cut both gas and electricity prices.

For those people who want to cut their bills by installing solar panels, there has also been a major development. As long as households get their solar panels installed and registered by 3rd March 2012, they will get paid 43.3p per kilowatt-hour.

The Government had tried to halve the level of feed-in-tariff from December last year but lost a case in the Appeal Court.

With the cold snap forecast to continue, you may want to know if you are eligible to claim any grants or benefits.

Who is the cheapest provider in your area?

How long will it take to switch?

Perhaps you need help understanding your bill or the many different tariffs on offer?

What help is available for low income households?

Are you considering installing solar panels? Are you clear about what feed in tariff you will receive?

How do you complain about an energy dispute?

Vincent Duggleby was joined by:

Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

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