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Green energy to cost consumers £400 over next six years

British householders will pay an average of more than £400 in higher bills over the next six years to pay for subsidies under Government plans to hit green power targets, the Telegraph has reported.

The money will go towards paying for offshore wind turbines, onshore wind farms, biomass plants, landfill gas sites and hydro power plants, new figures show.

The first analysis of newly agreed prices carried out by the Taxpayers’ Alliance, shows that the total subsidy will be nearly £22bn by 2020.

The subsidies are paid for by consumers and businesses through their annual bills.

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