We’ve all heard the line
“We want to save hard working families money on their energy bills”
Every politician says it, and most recently it’s been on the lips on Energy Minister Amber Rudd. A lot. It's the main justification for the devastating cuts being proposed to support for small to medium scale clean renewable energy. Cuts that will cost thousands of jobs, countless community owned energy projects and the UK's place as a global leader on climate action.
We know renewable energy has a lot of benefits - it brings people together and generates clean power. But just how does it stack up when we put money into the equation?
We dug into the numbers on the cost of solar and the cost of Britain’s latest bit of energy tech: Hinkley Point C.
*Spoiler* solar comes out pretty well.