Households 'may have to pay up to £125' for green changes to poor homes
Rowena MasonIndustry sources said the cost of a new green scheme has been underestimated by up to £1.8 billion per year by Whitehall officials.
The new policy, called the Energy Company Obligation, will begin to hit households next year at a time when rising gas prices have already pushed the average bill above £1,335 annually.
Under the initiative, gas and electricity suppliers will be forced to offer poor households ways to save energy, such as insulation and more efficient boilers, which will be charged back to all households through bills.
Ministers claim this will cost bill-payers just £1.3 billion per year or about £50 per household – the same as under current schemes to help poor customers.
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"Households 'may have to pay up to £125' for green changes to poor homes", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2012. Consulté le 03/10/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/households-may-have-to-pay-up-to-125-for-green-changes-to-poor-homes