Thomson Reuters Foundation

Inform - Connect - Empower

Britain's PM Cameron says green energy taxes must be rolled back

Source: Reuters - Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:22 GMT
Author: Reuters
cli-ene
Tweet Recommend Google + LinkedIn Email Print
Leave us a comment

LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he wanted to reduce environmental taxes and regulations on Britain's energy sector to help try to cut people's rising utility bills.

"We need to roll back some of the green regulations and charges," Cameron told parliament, after describing increasing energy bills as "unacceptable".

The government planned to introduce a "proper competition test" for the energy sector, he added, without giving details. Shares in Centrica slipped 0.6 percent after Cameron spoke, while shares in SSE were unchanged.

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus