Wednesday, 28 November 2012

UK Energy bill branded ‘disappointing’


The long awaited government bill addresses how Britain will meet its energy needs in the future, but has been branded ‘disappointing’ by green building groups over its lack of focus and clarity when it comes to energy efficiency.

According to a statement released by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), a fifth of the UK’s electricity generating capacity is due to close this decade meaning ‘reforms are needed to provide certainty to investors to bring forward £110 billion investment in new infrastructure to keep the lights on and continue the shift to a diverse, low carbon economy as cheaply as possible’.

The government has told energy companies that they can add up to £7.6bn onto household energy bills in order to help pay for new power generation methods.

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