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Cross-industry group to fight government’s energy policies

Powerline, a cross-industry group, has announced that it will join consumer bodies to fight the government’s energy policies.

Financed by major companies from various industries, Powerline claims that Energy Secretary Ed Davey’s Energy Bill will counter plans to reduce energy bills.

The group’s main argument will claim that the average annual household bill has doubled in the past five years.

Meanwhile, Mr Davey has argued that green energy measures at the heart of the bill could save householders £166 a year by 2020.

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  • I feel no one ever actually saves money on their energy costs, every bit that people do to reduce consumption, whether that is a new boiler, or a renewable installation, or reducing room temperatures and conserving the use of energy by going cold at times is met by a rise in energy costs, so everything you try is whittled away by the rise in energy prices, we have to remember Energy companies are there to make a profit, so any reduction in overall energy consumption will be met by a rise in energy cost, it makes peoples investment in renewables, efficient boilers and heating systems seem like a waste of money and is another reason why Green Deal will not succeed the calculated energy costs on a system to meet the Golden Rule could soon be eaten into by rising energy costs, where does that leave the householder who is paying for it.

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