30 Sep '13, 12pm

Greg Barker calls for 'decentralised energy revolution'

Greg Barker has spoken of his determination to encourage a "decentralised power to the people energy revolution" made up of households and businesses producing their own energy. Addressing the Conservative Party conference today, the Energy and Climate Change Minister said there are already more than half a million local energy systems installed in homes and businesses and growing this sector can challenge the dominance of the Big Six energy suppliers, bringing down energy bills. FURTHER READING Investment giants urge Osborne rethink on decarbonisation target There are advantages to global warming, says Environment Minister "I want to unleash a completely new model of competition and enterprise. I want to encourage a vast new army of disruptive new energy players to challenge the Big Six," Barker said. "From individual consumers to community groups, entrepreneurs, SMEs and...

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