Five million families are likely to turn their heating down this winter because they can’t afford to pay for it.
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It is ludicrous that the government’s solution to high energy bills is to chop off at the knees the only policy that is delivering the support bill payers need.
This very helpful graph from IPPR sets out exactly why the failure of competition between the Big Six energy companies is having such an impact on household energy bills.
It’s no good drawing a correlation between green policies and rising bills. The figures don’t back it up
If Labour is to provide the genuine green alternative to the Tory luddites, they must highlight the missed economic opportunity of a low-carbon economy, using the top economic voices in the party. Lower and more stable bills help our companies compete, while low-carbon infrastructure itself is a key growth area in jobs and investment.
Ed Davey needs to ensure total transparency from energy companies about their costs and the impacts on bills, writes IPPR’s Reg Platt.
Graphic: The increase in energy bills – and how the rise might be steeper without efficiency measures
The majority (83%) of the increase in energy bills is from wholesale and supplier costs, with less than a fifth (19%) due to low-carbon policies.
The Queen’s Speech did not deliver on energy bills, foreign aid or co-operative values.