According to research from DECC the UK pays a reasonably modest amount for its energy compared to the rest of Europe.
Domestic gas prices, including taxes, in the UK for general households from January to June 2011 were the lowest in the 15 original EU member states and were 28.5% lower than the average. The data also shows that for nearly a decade the UK has consistently paid less than over ten other countries.
Sweden, on the other hand, has generally paid treble what the UK pays. According to the statistics Sweden paid 16.39p per kWh compared to the UK’s 4.21p per kWh from January to June this year, almost four times the amount we paid.
Other countries that pay more for their energy than the UK include the Netherlands, Portugal and Germany.