Energy Secretary Ed Davey told ITV Business Editor Laura Kuenssberg that consumers will be paying more for energy in eight years time, but said that those increases will eventually lead to bill reductions.
It is the Government's long awaited light bulb moment. The Energy Bill published today envisages changes that would reach into our lives.
By 2020 we will be paying nearly £100 a year more for energy. But whether bills will come down again afterwards is still in dispute.
The coalition will announce plans on updating the energy infrastructure of pylons and power stations, and cutting our reliance on carbon.