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UK Government Floats Carbon Tax

Posted By admin On December 16, 2010 @ 5:14 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

£500 on electricity bills to pay for green energy

James Kirkup, and Rowena Mason
London Telegraph [1]
Dec 16, 2010

Chris Huhne, the Energy Secretary, will outline government plans today [2] to encourage energy companies to develop low-carbon power plants, including nuclear power stations and wind farms.

Energy analysts say the Coalition’s plans will put Britain on course for a “high cost, low carbon” electricity market where consumers pay the price for environmentally friendly generating technology.

Energy companies say that the shift will require them to invest more than £200 billion in new power stations and networks over the next 20 years.


A new tax could be levied on fossil fuels such as coal and gas, making them more expensive relative to low-carbon sources of energy such as nuclear and wind power.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/8205123/500-on-electricity-bills-to-pay-for-green-energy.html

[2] will outline government plans today: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/8204586/The-biggest-energy-market-shake-up-in-25-years.html

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[5] Government impose ‘carbon capture levy’ to fund coal-fired power plants: http://www.prisonplanet.com/government-impose-%e2%80%98carbon-capture-levy%e2%80%99-to-fund-coal-fired-power-plants.html

[6] Energy bills ‘to double in five years’ as customers are hit by switch to green power: http://www.prisonplanet.com/energy-bills-to-double-in-five-years-as-customers-are-hit-by-switch-to-green-power.html

[7] “Carbon army” hopes to grab slice of New Deal cash: http://www.prisonplanet.com/carbon-army-hopes-to-grab-slice-of-new-deal-cash.html

[8] Wind farms are net carbon dioxide emitters: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wind-farms-are-net-carbon-dioxide-emitters.html

[9] Carbon-rationing proposed: http://www.prisonplanet.com/carbon-rationing-proposed.html

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