Category: Energy bills

Chancellor extends energy windfall tax to ‘low carbon’ generators

Jeremy Hunt proposes to raise £14bn by also raising levy to 35% and extending it by two yearsPolitics live – latest news and reaction on UK budget plansAutumn statement 2022: key points at a glanceJeremy Hunt hopes to raise £14bn next year after increa…

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A windfall tax on energy generators? Sure, but the devil is in the complex detail

Excess profits look set for a levy in the autumn statement – but first define ‘excess’ and for whom“It’s like entering a lottery: you know something’s coming your way, but you’ve got no idea exactly what,” says one chief executive of a large UK electri…

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‘Vital’ energy security bill must be brought back, says Labour

Shadow climate minister says Britain is losing the race to create green jobsUK politics live – latest news updatesLabour has accused the government of being “highly irresponsible” in sidelining a crucial piece of energy legislation, arguing that Britai…

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Labour’s low-carbon plans look like sensible economic policy

Keir Starmer’s proposals closely match advice given by energy economists and won praise from unions and businessA publicly owned energy company, insulation for every British home, carbon-free power by the end of the decade – the Labour conference showe…

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Labour will launch publicly owned Great British Energy, Starmer vows

Leader promises to launch energy firm as part of ‘partnership between government, business and communities’Latest from the Labour conference – liveKeir Starmer has said Labour will launch Great British Energy, a publicly owned energy company run on cle…

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Watch out, Liz Truss: this energy crisis may spark a climate revolution we can all get behind | Zoe Williams

A freeze on bills is a sticking plaster that won’t be able to prevent the emergence of greener policiesIt’s not looking great for the climate, our change of prime minister: Liz Truss, who has about as much expertise in British geomorphology as she does…

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Energy price inflation: how the UK and EU could fight it

What can be done about rising prices – and would nationalising gas and electricity firms help?Governments across Europe have been funding relief measures to help people with energy and petrol bills. The UK announced a £15bn package in May, largely in t…

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Is net zero really to blame for soaring energy bills in Great Britain?

Despite frequent claims in rightwing media, green levies make up fraction of bills and renewables are reducing costsA wave of recent rightwing commentary has attempted to blame the gas crisis variously on Greta Thunberg, “the state”, “green regulations…

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Is net zero really to blame for soaring energy bills in Great Britain?

Despite frequent claims in rightwing media, green levies make up fraction of bills and renewables are reducing costsA wave of recent rightwing commentary has attempted to blame the gas crisis variously on Greta Thunberg, “the state”, “green regulations…

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