By Dr Anne Wheldon, Ashden Knowledge and Research Advisor
The Ashden blog
By Emma-Louise Frost, Communications Assistant
Tuesday 5 November was a night to remember, not just because it was Guy Fawkes’ night, but also because it marked the launch of Fit for the Future – a carbon-cutting, knowledge-sharing and all-round inspiring, energy practitioner network.
By Mike Pepler, UK Awards Manager
The Great British Energy Debate continues, with Ed Davey’s call this morning for a review of competitiveness in the energy market.
By Sarah Butler-Sloss, Ashden Founder Director
We’re hearing a lot about rising energy bills and whether ‘green taxes’ are to blame. We at Ashden don’t think so.
Green taxes aren’t the real culprit
Let’s get real. As the BBC website has pointed out, only 9% of today’s average household energy bill relates to so-called ‘green’ measures (and this includes some measures which are just for social, not environmental, benefit).
And green measures certainly aren’t the main reason for price rises: they account for just 15% of the price rise over the past six years, whereas increases in wholesale energy costs account for about 60%.