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Prime Minister slammed over energy review

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Commenting on David Cameron’s announcement today of a review of ‘green energy taxes’, Friends of the Earth’s Head of Campaigns Andrew Pendleton said:   “With rocketing gas prices sending fuel bills soaring, the best way for the Prime Minister to protect cash-strapped households is through a comprehensive energy efficiency programme and ending the nation’s dependency on costly fossil fuels. 

“Our electricity system is broken – we need to end the way the Big Six control the market, starting with a clean power target in the Energy Bill.”

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Notes to editors:

1.    The Committee on Climate Change, the Government’s statutory advisor on the economics of carbon reduction, notes that only 83p per month (£10/year) of the current price rises is likely to be down to low-carbon policies – it is the rising price of gas that is the main culprit.

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