Carbon offsetting: Energy bills to rise


The calculations were based on a current bill of £1,217; if the policies were in effect today, businesses would see an instant increase of £175.

According to the Department of Energy and Climate Change, energy bills for gas and electricity combined could rise over the next decade by 26% to £1,778 for medium-size non-domestic users in addition to any other changes such as wholesale price movements.

The figures were released simultaneously with the first ever Energy Statement to Parliament by

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