A leading renewable energy company has criticised the Government for failing to include renewable technologies in its solutions to reducing consumer bills at this week’s emergency Energy Summit.
Already under fire for thinking too much in the short term, the Government has so far only asked the UK’s energy suppliers to remind customers of energy efficiency measures and to think about switching to lower tariffs.
David Hunt, a director with Eco Environments, said: ”Research has shown that there is very little difference between the big six energy companies, so price swapping has very little comparable impact. The Government has missed a big opportunity by focusing so much on the single issue of price comparison.”
Eco Environments says that a certain way for homeowners to cut their energy bills is by installing renewable energy solutions such as Solar PV, small-scale wind turbines or heat pumps.
Mr Hunt added: “The Energy Summit provided the perfect opportunity for the Government to explain how a combination of energy reduction combined with generating your own energy through renewable technologies is the best route to reduce bills.”