Energy bill – £100 a year increase by 2020

Wind turbines
Wind farms - quite expensive
  • | by Kristian Dando

Household energy bills could rise by as much as £100 a year by 2020 in order to help pay for the move towards ‘cleaner’ energy.

Energy companies will now be able to more than double the amount they levy customers from £3bn to £7.6bn in order to invest in renewable sources.

The announcements were made today by energy secretary Ed Davey as part of the government’s hotly-anticipated Energy Bill.

Its intention is to move the UK away from a dependence on fossil fuels towards a mix of renewable sources like nuclear, wind and biomass.