Monday 14 May 2012

Green policies ‘cut energy bills by £94 a year’

Green policies ‘cut energy bills by £94 a year’

Household bills will be lower with green policies and renewable energy than without them, according to DECC.

Their latest report suggests consumers can save £94 per year on their energy bills by 2020 if green policies are followed.

The Scottish Government has welcomed the news in light of their target to generate 100% electricity from renewables by 2020. It believes this will help the UK’s renewable electricity requirements by around 30%.

Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said: “DECC figures show that every family in the United Kingdom will have energy bills nearly £100 lower in 2020 with low carbon initiatives than if we continue with the status quo.

“The United Kingdom needs Scotland’s renewable energy whatever the constitutional future holds – we should take advantage of Scotland’s competitive edge in the renewable energy revolution.”

Scotland exported 20.8% of its electricity to the rest of the UK in 2010, with the figure set to rise in the future.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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