FairCharge welcomes suspension of Green Levies
Updated: Aug 8
FairCharge is delighted to share that the UK Government has announced a temporary suspension of ‘Green Levies’, applied to domestic electricity bills, to tackle the cost-of-living crisis. This was announced by Prime Minister Liz Truss during an energy policy debate today.
As one of FairCharge’s key campaign asks, we have been advocating the ‘green case’ for the removal of Green Levies from bills and funding renewable investments from general taxation. This will lower the cost of charging an EV at home, reduce electricity bills for everyone, and will ensure that important energy efficiency and renewable energy schemes continue. We believed this was the simple, common-sensical thing to do.
This suspension of Green Levies will help to deal with the catastrophic increases in energy bills confirmed with the price cap rising to £3,549 for October and help to keep home charging costs low for EV drivers.
We hope this will help put our energy system on a better footing for the long-term and ensure continued investment into the UK’s future sustainable energy strategy.