Wednesday, 10 March 2010

WHAT IS THE REAL COST OF SWITCHING TO LOW CARBON ENERGY?

According to this article it is alleged by the government to be £77 per household, but in this earlier article it says £250, and one 'expert' in that same article says it could easily be £500. It all looks very vague and I wonder whether the government or anyone else has any idea of the true cost.

1 comment:

Richard said...

I don't think they do ... but this report gives some figures for Germany. What is interesting is that the utilities absorb some of the costs, reducing their profitability. That has unquantified effects, not least their in their ability to invest in new plant.

http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/germany/Germany_Study_-_FINAL.pdf