Green energy fees to be moved from electricity to gas bills: The government is supposedly thinking about switching green energy levies from electricity to gas bills.
As stated in reports, ministers will soon reveal plans that will have levies, containing the feed-in tariff as well as Contracts for Difference (CfDs) shift from customers’ electric to gas bills.
The feed-in tariff pays a household for the excess energy it produces by way of technology like solar panels.
The CfD scheme is a government procedure that supports developers of renewable energy projects with high upfront costs & long lifetimes to defend them from unstable wholesale prices.
The plan that will supposedly begin this October is intended to make consumers who use gas boilers pay extra.
A BEIS spokesperson stated: “We want to encourage people to take up technologies such as heat pumps & electric vehicles. Affordability for consumers & taxpayers will be at the heart of our approach, as will ensuring protections remain in place for the most vulnerable.
“No decisions have been taken on our approach.”
In response to announced government proposals, an Energy Networks Association spokesperson stated: “Ensuring a fair & equitable transition for all customers will be key to the successful decarbonisation of home heating. A one-size-fits all approach will not work across our diverse geographies & customer base, so they will need choice and access to a range of net-zero compatible technologies including hydrogen boilers, district heating, hybrid heating systems & heat pumps.
“This will require support from the private sector, taxpayers and billpayers & how that’s split is a decision for the government but it’s essential that all net zero heating technologies are treated fairly.
“It is vital to ensure that customers are protected so that no one ends up paying more & being inconvenienced by a product that may not work best for them.”
Green energy fees to be moved from electricity to gas bills