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Why the UK's unfair energy market is unlikely to spearhead a green transition

By Lee Towers, PhD Candidate in Energy and Politics, University of Brighton
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Many of the UK government’s flagship policies for the low-carbon transition are funded through people’s energy bills. On top of their energy use, every home in the country is paying extra on their bill to cover the cost of retrofitting programmes to increase the energy efficiency of homes, help for those in fuel poverty and subsidies for renewable generation. All of these costs are added to energy bills at a flat rate.

According to a 2015 report,…

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