Going green might save everyone £166 a year

27 March 2013

Proving them fossil fuel lovin’ Tories wrong, Lib Dem energy secretary Ed Davey is saying that greener measures in the home can save each householder in Britain £166 a year off their energy bills by 2020.

The DECC published a report yesterday saying that the government only had control over 11% of the average annual £1250 energy bill - once gas prices, VAT energy company profits were taken into account.

But instead of sitting around picking their feet while the world melts, new government climate change policies like tighter building controls, smart meters and better A-rated boilers could effectively reduce bills, according to Davey.

He is also championing wind power - unlike some Conservative politicians, who don’t want wind turbines to spoil their view of their swimming pools, and (wrongly) say that it will cost an extra 120bn and make household bills even higher.

‘Global gas price hikes are squeezing households,’ Davey says. ‘They are beyond any government's control. The analysis shows that our strategy of shifting to alternatives like renewables and of being smarter with how we use energy is helping those who need it most to save money on their bill."

The millions of people who are too poor to put the heating on are essentially already part of this greener movement, but let's face it, it's a little bit more progressive than Osborne's 'Dash for gas.'

Last one to turn down the thermostat is a sissy.

TOPICS:   Utilities   Motoring


  • Archie
    I am totally against all the 'green' ideas. I am sticking with fossil fuels unlike you hippy writer.
  • Han S.
    Remember when energy bills were massively cheaper because we had loads of coal fired power stations? Not that we've still got billions of tons of the stuff left or anything. And for the Eco mentalists you can have carbon capture and storage in place.
  • Angry R.
    I heard some tool on R5 earlier banging on about this, saying it was only going to cost us £286 (or something in that order) to make these savings. Sounds like a right fucking deal.
  • Angry R.
    That was a per year amount as well.
  • wot i.
    And don't forget that their calc's presume you are saving £400+ by replacing pretty much everything in your home to be energy saving, how F**% much is that going to cost on top. Truly stupid politicians, of course they will just put it all on expenses the C**&s
  • Mr M.
    Or it might make the people in the government of the day a shed load of cash implementing these green ideas with fuck all improvements for the householder.
  • Dick
    Everyone will be saving about £1500 a year soon. Once all houses have been repossessed and we are all living in parks and heating ourselves by burning scrap wood in dustbins, we won't need to pay anything in fuel bills. Fuck you npower, eon, BG and so on.
  • Inspector G.
    I blame the scientists. Its well into the 21st century and we don't have perpetual motion machines or even nuclear fission reactors yet
  • Natty
    I have turned off my heating and use only 1 hour of lighting each day, Im not green Im fucking Blue.

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