Martin Lewis predicts when energy prices could drop slightly SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Electricity suppliers in the UK have long paid the highest price all generators agree upon. Now, a groundbreaking new report from a climate think tank claims over £7billion could have been shaved off household bills over the past two years if this system more fairly reflected the lower cost of renewables. Instead of changing the market setup, low-carbon producers now face steeper windfall taxes than their oil and gas counterparts, the proceeds of which go towards energy support schemes. Related articles Energy horror as UK's largest gas supplier threatens to cut supply UK poised to rejoin £80bn EU … [Read more...] about Energy bills costing Britons hundreds of pounds more because of niche supply rule
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Energy bills: Couple discuss the increase in their prices SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Household energy bills have been far more costly for millions of Britons due to an “injustice” in the electricity market, analysis has revealed. In fact, bills have risen collectively by up to £7.2billion across two years, according to a report by the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI). This is because the market system forces energy suppliers to pay the highest price for wholesale electricity , regardless of how much it costs to generate. Related articles Britons being overcharged hundreds of pounds in energy costs Exhibition overturns understanding of ancient Egypt’s mummies This means lower-cost … [Read more...] about Expert lays bare why soaring energy bills have been pushed up by over £7.2bn in two years
On a recent Saturday morning at Eastern Market in Detroit, busking musicians filled the air with jazz as vendors finished setting up for the day’s traffic. Shoppers streamed in, sizing up winter produce, relishes and chutneys, fresh cuts of beef and more. Though farmers’ markets are usually associated with warm months and lush fruits and vegetables, Eastern Market and others like it across the country are becoming cold-weather travel destinations as they add artisanal goods, entertainment and indoor experiences like the cooking classes the Detroit market has sometimes offered during the cold months. Some, like the Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles, the Detroit market and the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, have been in business for so long that shopping, restaurant and entertainment neighborhoods have cropped up around them, creating urban ecosystems worthy of winter weekend getaways. “There is now a whole destination associated with the markets themselves, … [Read more...] about It’s Winter. Let’s Go to the Farmers’ Market!