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Green Taxes On Energy Bills To Double By 2020, Official Estimates Show

Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

Green levies on energy bills will more than double by 2020 and treble by 2030, new government analysis shows.


Every household now pays £68 a year to subsidise renewable energy projects such as wind farms, solar panels and biomass plants and to fund carbon taxes, according to official analysis published on Thursday.

The policies, which are intended to help tackle global warming, account for about 5 per cent on an annual energy bill of £1,369, Government documents show.

But that sum is forecast to rise significantly in order to fund more wind farms and new nuclear plants, rising carbon taxes and a new scheme to ensure there are enough back-up power plants when the wind doesn’t blow.

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