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2008-09-26 06:00:29

By BEN BAILEY AN ENERGY watchdog has accused one of Scotland's largest energy companies of "discriminating" against elderly people, after it was revealed that it is raising off-peak prices faster than on-peak. Figures released by Energy Watch show that, in the past two years, Scottish & Southern Energy, which has more than a million Scottish customers, has increased its Economy 7, off-peak energy prices by 49 per cent, compared with a 47 per cent rise in standard electricity tariffs....

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.