The chief executive of E.ON was gunning for the carbon floor price today at a conference on the Future of Utilities.
Speaking in London this morning Tony Cocker criticised the scheme for being unintelligible to bill payers and said his firm wished it could be scrapped.
The carbon floor price was announced by the Chancellor in the Budget 2011 and it will kick in officially from 1 April 2013. Slapping a price on the emissions from large firms’ energy use has been widely derided as a ‘carbon tax’.
Carbon floor price is “poll tax” on consumers – E.ON boss