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Energy bills 'may double over next decade'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/05/2010

Rebecca Smithers

"Householders face a massive price hike which could see their energy bills doubling over the next ten years to help pay for the £32bn cost of upgrading Britain's dilapidated energy network, they were warned today.

"Ofgem, the industry regulator claimed that the upgrade of pipes and wires - necessary to guarantee supplies to UK homes while moving to a low-carbon economy - would add an average of £6 a year to consumers' gas and electricity bills over the next decade.

"But online energy price comparison websites and consumer groups warned that this official estimate was "the tip of the iceberg", and suggested that householders were facing increases of between 50% and 100% - taking the average annual bill to over £2,000 - over the next ten years."

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"Energy bills 'may double over next decade'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2010. Consulté le 01/10/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/energy-bills-may-double-over-next-decade-