Jackie Porter

Liberal Democrat Councillor and Prospective MP for Winchester and Chandler's Ford Learn more

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Energy Bills- where does all your money go?

UK household dual fuel – i.e. electricity and gas – bills in 2013 are estimated to be about £1,267, based on average levels of energy consumption
Green energy measures make up 9% of that cost.*

About 9% of your energy bill goes towards alternative energy production plus measures to reduce bills for customers in need.

About 9% of your energy bill goes towards alternative energy production plus measures to reduce bills for customers in need.

Liberal Democrats believe that, using the tariff imposed on the Energy companies, they have a duty to provide new alternative non-carbonising energy sources-and that they have a responsibility to work with customers to keep their bills down- either by insulation, a more efficient heating system or a ‘social tariff’ for your energy (if you struggle to pay the bill because your energy costs are >10% of your income).

But, as bills are going ever higher, CEO’s continue to earn vast sums, and shareholders take good profits. A recent Freedom of Information request has revealed that the 9% isn’t being spent on the things it should. Ed Davey has said that the companies must respect their customers-not treat them as ‘cash cows’ and remember why the Energy companies are there-and who pays their wages.
You can see his speech here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24914577

*Source: Department of Energy and Climate Change