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UK Government Floats Carbon Tax

£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.

Full article here [1]

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