Posted: 16 March, 2017. Written by REA News
The Committee on Climate Change has today released a new report into the costs of decarbonisation.
It concludes that the net impact on energy bill payers is a reduction in costs, as levies that support renewable generation are offset by energy efficiency gains.
The report urges Government to see the industrial opportunities inherent in the movement towards low-carbon infrastructure, and to support a low-carbon Industrial Strategy (page 9). Key points include that:
James Court, Head of Policy and External Affairs at the Renewable Energy Association said:
“This report is a strong step towards a mature conversation on electricity costs. Rather than picking through individual policies, when the low-carbon transition is seen holistically as this report outlines, policies supporting decarbonisation are having a net positive impact on bill-payers.
“We wholeheartedly support the greater uptake of energy efficiency in tandem with continued renewables deployment.
“The CCC clearly see that there is significant industrial opportunity associated with the development of renewable infrastructure, and we welcome their conclusion that it is in Britain’s interest that the Industrial Strategy be a low-carbon one.”
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