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Energy Bills

Volume 447: debated on Friday 16 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will initiate discussions with domestic energy utilities on ensuring that (a) carbon dioxide emissions from fuel consumption and (b) where appropriate, the fuel mix, is shown on the face of domestic energy bills. (75075)

Under fuel mix disclosure provisions inserted into electricity supply licences by regulations made under the European Communities Act, suppliers are already required to calculate, and make available to customers, information about the amount of carbon dioxide produced for each kWh of electricity generated. That information may be provided on or with bills. No equivalent provision exists for mains gas. The Energy Review is considering the arguments for requiring more informative bills for domestic gas and electricity customers.