03 Dec '13, 3pm

Energy in the UK is among the cheapest in Europe: our housing is the major problem

Energy in the UK is among the cheapest in Europe: our housing is the major problem

The real reason our energy bills are so high Photo credit: TokyoRoad December 3, 2013 // By: Griffin Carpenter Over the weekend, the coalition made it clear what we can expect from Thursday’s Autumn Statement response to soaring energy bills. A good old fashioned nip and tuck job: NIP – they’ll allow energy companies to take twice as long implementing the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) to energy-proof low income houses, effectively cutting bills by an average of £50 a year TUCK – they’ll set up a new taxpayer funded initiative offering people £1000 for energy efficiency measures when they buy a new home. Landlords will also be offered cash incentives to insulate their least energy-efficient properties in-between tenants, though we don’t yet know the details. But it’s going to take a lot more than cosmetic enhancement to solve our energy bills problem. So far, both Labou...

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