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In our Energy Special, we uncover why fuel theft is on the rise by joining with the inspectors hunting down the fuel thieves. And Johny Pitts will be giving you tips on how to beat those heating bills.

29 minutes

Last on

Mon 20 Jan 2014 19:30
BBC One West Midlands only

Meet the inspectors tackling the energy thieves

Meet the inspectors tackling the energy thieves

As energy prices increase, a growing number of people are choosing to steal their gas and electricity.

 

For some it comes down to being cash-strapped, but others are prepared to cheat the system whilst also endangering the lives of neighbours.


 

There is also an increasing number of unscrupulous people willing to offer a service to tamper with meters for a charge of between £10-£500.


 

Watch the Inside Out video feature on the BBC News website.

Energy theft

Energy theft

Criminal gangs are helping homeowners and landlords avoid paying for power by "hotwiring" supplies for as little as £10, BBC Inside Out has learned. 

 

 

 

Read the exclusive Inside Out story on the BBC News website.

Is this Britain's most energy efficient house?

Is this Britain's most energy efficient house?

A Victorian terraced house in Birmingham, typical of many houses in industrialised cities, could be Britain's most energy efficient house.

 

The 'zero carbon' house in Balsall Heath is lit largely by natural light, uses no fossil fuels and has no fuel bills.

 

Watch the Inside Out video feature on the BBC News website.

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterMary Rhodes
ParticipantJohny Pitts
Series EditorRachel Bowering
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