At the Scottish parliament I berated the advisers to the parliament for presenting “options” for the future without once talking about the cost to the consumer.
And the reply I got was “it’s cheaper than it would have been”.
And what do we learn a few days later:
Green policies to add up to 40pc to cost of household electricity
Official figures – initially withheld by ministers – show steep rises in the price of electricity by the end of the decade to pay for the Government’s policies to tackle climate change
An average household is expected to pay as much as £250 more for electricity – mainly through consumer subsidies – to pay for the Government’s green energy schemes, while an electrically heated house could be as much as £440 a year worse off.
And by 2030, when thousands of planned offshore wind turbines are finally operating, the burden will be even greater, the numbers show. The average household could be paying an extra 60 per cent for electricity – equivalent to £350 more a year. (Telegraph)