Green energy could save Britain up to £100 billion, says Government climate advisers
Households could save up to £1,200 each if only Britain built more wind farms and nuclear power stations, David Cameron’s independent energy advisers suggested today.
The Committee on Climate Change acknowledged that paying for “green” energy may be costly in the short term but it will actually save the country up to £100 billion in the long run.
The Prime Minister has been under pressure from his backbenchers to stop the spread of onshore wind farms across the countryside and rein back the cost of green taxes on household bills.
However, the committee will today urge Downing Street to not to row back from the “green” agenda as it will ultimately hurt consumers.
It said the building more wind farms, nuclear power and other green energy sources would save £25 billion to £45 billion compared with relying on gas.
A third of this cost would be borne by households rather than businesses – working out at between £300 and £540 per household.