'The months ahead will be difficult': Why rising energy costs are prompting demands for a clearer net zero plan

Michael Holder
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Home energy bills are on the rise this winter | Credit: iStock
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Home energy bills are on the rise this winter | Credit: iStock

As families face hefty energy bills this winter, calls are growing for market reforms that can both protect consumers and accelerate efforts to decarbonise the UK energy system

The December equinox marks the shortest day of the year on Tuesday, after which the afternoons once again begin to grow longer. But with householders preparing for a challenging Christmas and winter period...

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