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Co-op wins Consumer Moneyfacts Awards energy gong

Co-op wins Consumer Moneyfacts Awards energy gong

Category: Gas and electricity

Updated: 02/02/2012
First Published: 02/02/2012

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The Co-operative Energy's 'simple' and 'ethical' pricing stance in the gas and electricity market saw it beat off the competition to claim Best Energy Provider in the Consumer Moneyfacts Awards last week.

The provider came out on top in the category, despite competition from many of the bigger firms in the residential energy market.

More than 60,000 consumers provided feedback for the awards, making it the largest survey of its kind.

And it was Co-operative Energy that won in the Best Energy Provider category, fighting off the likes of e.on and EDF Energy which received the Highly Commended and Commended awards respectively.

" Energy tariffs have a reputation for being confusing but the simple pricing and ethical stance of The Co-operative Energy has clearly struck a chord with consumers ensuring it took this top award," said Sylvia Waycot, spokesperson for

Co-operative Energy was the first energy firm to announce price cuts recently, reducing its dual fuel bills for most customers by 3%, saving the average household £35 a year.

Paul Green of said at the time that Co-operative Energy could rightfully claim to be 'leading the market in price cuts and delaying price rises'.

Other energy firms and the 'Big Six' all followed suit in the following weeks, announcing price cuts of their own.

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