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Nick Clegg: 'Keep energy firms on their toes'

Energy companies will be required to let customers know what their best deal is, in a move which ministers say could save households up to £100 a year.

But environmental campaigners have dismissed the initiative as "tinkering" and are calling for far-reaching changes to how energy is produced and consumed.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said it was important to "keep energy companies on their toes" and that the government was working on a number of other initiatives to try and bring bills down.

He also admitted that the current system of energy tariffs was "too confusing" and needed to be simplified.

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