27 Feb '12, 12pm

UK-GBC joins calls for an Energy Bill Revolution:

Government revenues from the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and Carbon Floor Price are expected to raise £4 billion a year by 2015. If recycled back to households to spend on energy efficiency measures, these funds could bring down energy bills each year by £310, and lift 9 out of 10 homes out of fuel poverty within 15 years. This would complement and drive forward existing plans for the Green Deal and ECO - helping to achieve the Government’s target in the fourth carbon budget period, and saving up to four times more carbon compared to current plans. To mark the start of the campaign, a petition is being launched to raise public and parliamentary support. Alongside the UK-GBC, the campaign petition is already backed by over 50 leading charities, unions, consumer groups and businesses, including the National Children’s Bureau, Save the Children, The Children’s Society, Nation...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/news/uk-gbc-joins-calls-energy-bill-...

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