'Consumers will lose from Energy Bill' - Labour

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A lack of clarity over the decarbonisation of the energy market will "push bills up", Labour has said.

Shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint told BBC News that she welcomed the Energy Bill, but the cost of energy for customers interests had not been adequately addressed.

Energy minister Ed Davey unveiled the government's much-trailed Energy Bill, setting out the roadmap for the UK's switch to "a low-carbon economy".

Energy firms can increase the "green" levy from £3bn to £7.6bn a year by 2020, potentially increasing household bills by £100.

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