09 Feb '12, 8pm

Our response to #ITVTonight 'The Cost of Going Green'

failed to properly address climate change and the arguments on costs and benefits of renewables. They had to apologise earlier this week for a flawed and biased programme. ITV1 made a better case with a more reasoned debate on the issues of the UK’s transition from fossil fuels to halt climate change but unfortunately omitted the key reasons behind recent consumer bill increases as well as the significant potential for the renewable energy industry to create jobs. Here are some further issues, which it would have been helpful for the programme to cover: The programme failed to explain that it is our over-dependence on fossil fuels, especially gas, which is the main culprit behind soaring electricity bills. In its latest detailed review of consumer bills in December, the Committee on Climate Change made it clear that the 60% rise in consumer electricity bills that we have s...

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