31 Dec '16, 8am

UK trade union calls for Government transparency on decarbonisation spending

UK trade union calls for Government transparency on decarbonisation spending

The GMB isn’t saying that the money shouldn’t be spent, it is merely questioning whether targeting household energy bills is the right approach. The union is suggesting that general taxation might be a fairer way of sourcing the funds for decarbonisation to 2030. For this reason, the GMB, the union for workers in the energy sector, is calling on the UK government to commit itself to complete transparency, efficacy, value for money and equity on all of the costs associated with decarbonising the economy and to commission a review of the cost effectiveness and fairness of the policies being pursued, including whether these cost should be paid for from general taxation rather than levies on consumer bills. The union’s call for transparency came after GMB researchers were unable to establish the full costs arising from the implementation of the Climate Change Act 2008. However...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/panorama/uk-trade-...

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