Energy efficiency is just as important in tackling household bills

Commenting on today’s announcement by the Chancellor of extra help for energy consumers, Simon Virley at KPMG, said:

Commenting on today’s announcement by the Chancellor of extra help for energy consumers

Commenting on today’s announcement by the Chancellor of extra help for energy consumers, Simon Virley CB, Vice Chair and Head of Energy and Natural Resources at KPMG, said:

“Ofgem estimates that average energy bills this winter will be about £1,500 higher than last winter, pushing 40% of households into fuel poverty without further support measures. 

“The Chancellor has announced an extra £15 billion of support, with a number of measures targeted to help those on lower incomes.  However, even more help could have been provided for those most in need by not promising £400 off energy bills for all households, some of whom can afford to pay the increase in bills. 

“Alongside providing immediate help to households, the Government should also be making a major push on energy efficiency, just as other European countries are. That remains the most cost-effective way to get bills down permanently, reduce our dependence on imported gas and lower our carbon emissions.”

 

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