Responding to comments from the Prime Minister that clean energy must be financially sustainable, Richard Lloyd, Which? executive director says:
“We welcome the Prime Minister discussing green policies and the need to be financially sustainable, but once again the Government seems to forget it also needs to be affordable for consumers who are the ones left picking up the bill.
“Too many of the Government’s green initiatives are ill-thought out and look set to be ineffective and costly – from the £11bn smart meter fiasco, the poorly planned Green Deal, the feed in tariff where costs have tripled and the carbon floor price that will push up fuel bills without incentivising investment.
“People tell us that soaring fuel bills are their number one financial concern, so as the country enters recession once again, we want to see policies that will encourage consumers to save energy and protect them from volatile future prices, but not at any price. The Government must offer consumers a fairer deal.”