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23 July 2015 | Rooftop solar panel subsidies next to face cut as ministers curb green costs

  • The Daily Telegraph cites findings from Policy Exchange's new report The Customer is Always Right that the biggest component of DECC's overspend on renewables subsidies is the subsidy for rooftop solar panels.

  • 21 July 2015 | Clean power subsidies to be reined back

  • The Financial Times cites findings from Policy Exchange's The Customer is Always Right report which show that the government's overspend on the Levy Control Framework could add a further £20 a year on to household energy bills.

  • 21 July 2015 | Can UK's solar industry survive without subsidies?

  • Analysis in The Guardian on energy bills and renewable energy subsidies extensively references Policy Exchange's new report The Customer is Always Right. The report shows that government has breached its spending cap on renewable energy subsidies, and calls for restrictions on subsidies to small photovoltaic systems - the largest contributor to the overspend.

  • 20 July 2015 | Where next? A five point plan for getting UK decarbonisation back on track

  • James Murray, Editor of BusinessGreen, includes calls from Policy Exchange's The Customer is Always Right report for more focus on mature and lower cost clean energy technologies in his five point plan for improving the UK's decarbonisation efforts.

  • 20 July 2015 | Gove moots plans for 'super-prisons'

  • Building Magazine reports comments by justice secretary Michael Gove which suggest he is considering longstanding Policy Exchange calls to sell old, inefficient inner city prisons and use the proceeds to build new, modern, more effective prisons.

  • 17 July 2015 | What clean power is really doing to British energy bills

  • Following a flurry of new reports from across the energy sector, The Guardian provides a breakdown which includes Policy Exchange's new report The Customer is Always Right. The report shows how government can focus on keeping energy bills down.

  • 17 July 2015 | Further cuts coming to green energy subsidies

  • BBC News cites findings from Policy Exchange's recent report The Customer is Always Right that poorly thought through energy and climate policies have added £120 to household energy bills over the last five years.

  • 16 July 2015 | Richard Howard on You and Yours discussing "The Customer is Always Right"

  • Richard Howard, Policy Exchange's Head of Environment & Energy, appears alongside former energy secretary Ed Davey on You and Yours to discuss our new report The Customer is Always Right. The report reveals that the government is on course to breach its budget for renewable energy subsidies and makes recommendations for how government can stay green whilst keeping energy bills down.

  • 16 July 2015 | Government 'reckless' with consumer cash for green energy

  • Revelations from Policy Exchange's latest report, The Customer is Always Right, that government is responsible for an increase in energy bills of £120 a year is covered by The Telegraph. The increase is a result of poorly thought through climate change policies and the running of energy networks.

  • 16 July 2015 | UK running out of money to pay for clean energy

  • The Guardian covers The Customer is Always Right, Policy Exchange's new report on the impact of government on energy bills. The report shows how government policy has added £60 a year to the average household energy bill since 2009, with another £60 a year added by network costs.