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Fuel bill fears; In brief.

HOUSEHOLD electricity bills could be pushed up by around pounds 300 a year by 2020 as a result of a continued reliance on fossil fuels to provide energy, environmentalists claimed yesterday.

Friends of the Earth hit back at claims that "green taxes" were causing energy bills to rise with a report which suggests that investment in fossil fuel plants rather than renewables would leave British households footing the bill for the increasing costs of coal and gas to make electricity.

The report said that if the Big Six energy companies were to abandon building new renewable energy sources, such as wind power, and forged ahead with new fossil fuel plants in order to bridge the looming energy gap, householders would see rises in bills.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 17, 2011
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