30 Oct '13, 8am

Big Six lobby MPs against green energy and efficiency - News in Brief - The Ecologist

It was meant to be the day when the UK's Big Six energy bosses were grilled by MPs and shamed into lowering their outrageous tariffs for domestic and commercial energy. But the bosses - and their minions - got the better of the MPs, using their interrogation to support David Cameron's campaign against green energy. "We need you to help us", William Morris of SSE declared to one frustrated backbencher. How exactly? By abolishing the green levies which support energy efficiency in low income households, and which pay generators premiums for green energy production. He and his Big Six colleagues claim that the levies add £60 per year to energy bills. DECC, the energy department, thinks it's no more than £40. "We say get it off customers' bills," Morris added, "and delay this drive to decarbonisation". But of course. That way the energy companies retain their monopoly on energ...

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