Tag Archives: energy bills

Behind cold doors: the chilling reality for children in poverty

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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The Green Deal is failing, but there’s a way to solve the problem

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.

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Graph: Competition between the Big Six isn’t working

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.

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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.

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Energy companies must come clean about their costs and the impact they have on bills

Ed Davey needs to ensure total transparency from energy companies about their costs and the impacts on bills, writes IPPR’s Reg Platt.

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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.

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Her Majesty’s uncooperative Queen’s Speech

The Queen’s Speech did not deliver on energy bills, foreign aid or co-operative values.

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