The government has defended its energy and climate change policies pointing out that they account for just 9% of the average household bill - equivalent to £112.
This is how the average bill breaks down:
- Fossil fuel prices - 47%, or £598
- Network costs or transport and distribution of energy - 20%, or £257
- Government policies (including renewable energy policies) - 9%, or £112
- Renewable energy policies - 2.4%, or £30
A report from the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) says that 85% of the rise in household bills between 2010 and 2012 was from wholesale energy costs and network costs, and 15% as a result of government policies.
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