Cheap gas gets a boost in new Energy Bill
Cheap gas and electricity could soon be enjoyed by all, as the Queen's speech outlines new measures to improve energy efficiency and cut the UK's carbon footprint.
A "green deal" including incentives to save energy aims to introduce a 'pay-as-you-save' approach, which could mean cheap gas bills for customers and more control over their power consumption.
Energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne said: "The Energy Bill is designed to help customers put a stop to wasting energy in their homes through a green deal, while making sure our energy system is fit for the 21st century."
Key features of the bill are set to include reforming energy markets and establishing a Green Investment Bank to encourage environmentally-friendly projects that benefit the economy.
The UK Climate Change Act passed in 2008 was the world's first legally binding legislation to tackle the problem of climate change.
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