Energy Costs

Part of Energy and Climate Change – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 8th March 2012.

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Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change 10:30 am, 8th March 2012

We have made enormous strides on this through the green deal. We have recognised that in the United Kingdom our gas prices are the lowest in the EU15 and our electricity prices are about the third lowest in the EU15, but the total bill is much higher because our homes and businesses are very energy inefficient. The green deal was the first comprehensive measure introduced by Government to address this and to be rolled out across the housing stock. I know that the hon. Gentleman welcomes the ambition that we are setting out, and we are determined to make this fundamental change.