My next oral question is on February 8th, when I ask:
“Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) Cost of Not Net Zero in 2022, published on 30 December 2022; and in particular, the finding that the delay in switching to renewables and improving energy efficiency resulted in some households paying around £,1750 extra on their bills last year.”
The cost of Prime Minister, David Cameron, ordering Ministers to “cut the green c***” in 2013 has been huge for household energy bills. The Energy and Climate Intelligence estimate that £1,750 was added to the cost of some energy bills due to this decision to abandon a drive to deploy insulation, renewables, solar panels, heat pumps and electric vehicles.
Consumer energy bills have leapt up as the government stopped taking the lead on achieving our Net Zero target.
The ECIU also believe that £400 has been added to household spending due to the impact of climate change and rising fossil fuel prices on food prices. This food inflation is likely long term as climate change disrupts agricultural systems across the world.