Commission proposes ‘big switches’ for high-carbon sectors

The government should organise bulk power purchasing agreements of renewable electricity for energy intensive industries in order to help cut the cost of their shift to lower carbon power sources, a cross-party commission has urged. The IPPR Environmental Justice Commission also called for the streamlining of existing consumer support for decarbonisation into a single £7.5 billion a year “GreenGO” scheme to help households switch heating, home insulation and transport.

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