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The immediate question posed by any political leak, beyond our curiosity-induced desire to know the identity of the anonymous source, is why has this information been surreptitiously released? Who benefits? What are they trying to gain? This is certainly the case with the policy briefing document from David Cameron's energy advisor, Ben Moxham, which has conveniently found its way into the hands of Telegraph political editor Andrew Porter . The nature of the leak, and the trouble it appears to be trying to stir up ahead of conference season, is far more significant than the content of the document itself. Moxham's criticism of DECC's claims that rising energy bills will be offset by energy-saving measures is neither new nor particularly insightful. A broad church of critics has already questioned DECC's calculations and its prediction that an increase in average energy bil...

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