Low-carbon policies to add £200 to bills by 2030: CCC
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has suggested that the cost to households of low-carbon policies will nearly double by 2030. In a report, published on Thursday 16 March, the CCC said that these policies had, in 2016, added around £105 to the average household bill, and that this would, by the end of the next decade, rise to £200. However, the report said that the implementation of energy efficiency improvements between 2016-30 could save households around £150 on average, mainly from the replacement of appliances, lights and boilers at the end of their lives. The report projected that the average household energy bill would, in part driven by increasing wholesale prices, rise from £1,160 in 2016 to £1,350 by 2030.