The case for electricity labelling in the UK – Summary for Businesses

Energy bills are now front-page news.

Rising energy prices are a core concern for cash strapped householders and businesses across the country. They are feeding a turbulent political debate, which will run at least until the next election.

The media spotlight has highlighted just how complex and perplexing energy bills have become. Many charges and schemes are barely comprehensible. Consumers simply do not understand what they are paying for and the cost implications of various generation technologies or energy efficiency strategies.

There is yet greater consumer confusion about ‘green tariffs’ due to suppliers offering a variety of products with wide ranging environmental benefits.