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The government is to make big changes to the way it subsidises renewable energy, the BBC has learned. Ministers will announce that they will cut support for onshore wind and solar energy, but give more backing to offshore wind power.Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25210963#TWEET974658Read more
Public says energy efficient homes should be the UK’s number one infrastructure priority, ahead of rail, roads and airports – – Campaigners warn the Chancellor to listen to the public before short term cuts condemn more people to fuel poverty – Making homes more energy efficient is a greater iRead more here: http://www.energybillrevolution.org/news/give-us-warmer-homes-before-rail-and-road-say-uk-public/Read more
The government announced today that cuts to the household insulation levy would be balanced by new energy efficiency measures to “ensure that its overall approach is carbon neutral”.Read more here: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/02/will-energy-bill-changes-be-carbon-neutralRead more
The government’s lead advisers on energy efficiency and fuel poverty have both condemned changes to energy bills as “sticking plasters” and “watering down” the only measures that permanently reduce costs to consumers.Read more here: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/02/green-levy-rollback-energy-advisers-uk-governmentRead more
The government has announced plans to change the make-up of energy bills to limit the pain of rising prices for consumers. However, Labour – which has promised a 20-month price freeze if it wins the next election – says that the plan is a “smoke and mirrors” deal with the energy companies.Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25182857#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-saRead more