Gareth Kloet Comments on the Government's UK Low Carbon Transition Plan

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The UK is signed up to some very ambitious carbon emission reduction targets and the White Paper provides a vision which clearly outlines the challenges we're facing, on both a National and Global basis. It highlights a problem that needs to be addressed and lays down how we're going to tackle it.

Confused.com's energy prices specialist, Gareth Kloet, has commented on the Government's UK low carbon transition plan:

"The UK is signed up to some very ambitious carbon emission reduction targets and the White Paper provides a vision which clearly outlines the challenges we're facing, on both a National and Global basis. It highlights a problem that needs to be addressed and lays down how we're going to tackle it."

"Inevitably, there will be a wide ranging impact on society - on our homes, power supply, gas and electricity prices, transportation and employment."

"Clearly investment is required to meet these challenges which will need to be funded, either by raising taxes or energy bills or a combination, but they are issues that need to be tackled."

"In return for this long term investment, the UK will benefit from less reliance on imported energy, and will be sourcing more of our energy from low carbon generation. There will also be the creation of long term jobs and the re-direction of some of our resources into helping the most vulnerable people in our society."

"Of course everything takes time but everyone can make an immediate start, by making some changes now:

  • If you qualify for any of the existing grants, such as cavity wall and loft insulation, get it sorted now to make your home more energy efficient. To find out if you are eligible ring your local councillor, your current energy supplier or the energy saving trust. Alternatively log onto http://www.confused.com for guidance.
  • Consider switching to a green tariff now, in order to drive the energy companies to invest more into renewable energy.
  • Cut down on the amount of energy you use by implementing some simple energy efficient measures."

For further information please contact:
Gareth Kloet Head of Energy Comparison, Confused.com: 02920 434 268
Press Office, Confused.com, 02920 434 398

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About Confused.com:
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Confused.com has all of the 'big six' energy providers on its panel, customers can save £240* on their annual energy bill by switching with Confused.com

Confused.com is not a supplier, insurance company or broker. It provides a free, objective and unbiased comparison service. By using cutting-edge technology, it has developed a series of intelligent web-based solutions that evaluate a number of risk factors to help customers with their decision-making, subsequently finding them great deals on a wide-range of insurance products, financial services, utilities and more. Confused.com's service is based on the most up-to-date information provided by UK suppliers and industry regulators.

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*Confused.com customers saved an average of £252.37 on their annual energy bill in 2008.

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