And the figure £1bn keeps appearing:
Starting in April 2012, the Treasury plans to collect money from all businesses forced to enter its Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme. Stephen Robertson, director-general of the British Retail Consortium, said: "We are surprised and dismayed that the £1bn per year participating businesses will put in to the Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme is no longer to be recycled to participants but is instead to be pocketed by the Exchequer."
Fury over £1bn green stealth tax in spending review - Telegraph
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A green tax on carbon emissions could add £1 billion to the bills of domestic energy customers while making no difference to total greenhouse gas output, a report has claimed. The Institute of Public Policy Research study revealed that the government's carbon floor price initiative, which will charge companies £16 per tonne of carbon emitted from 2013, will only add to household expenditure.
energyhelpline.com - Green tax 'adds £1bn to bills'
If he wants to cut green taxes, Cameron should axe the flawed Carbon Price Floor - Telegraph
Is the carbon price floor going to push 60,000 households into fuel poverty? | Carbon Brief
The Telegraph reported yesterday on the latest twist in the debate on what to do with 'green energy taxes':
Cutting green energy levies may raise fuel bills, say MPsThe Prime Minister's drive to cut “green” levies on energy bills could actually increase costs, MPs warn
By James Kirkup and Emily Gosden
Cutting green energy levies may raise fuel bills, say MPs - Telegraph
And last week, Geoffrey Lean of the Telegraph asked:
Will moving 'green taxes' to the tax bill be a prelude to dropping them?
Will moving 'green taxes' to the tax bill be a prelude to dropping them? – Telegraph Blogs
An article in today's Guardian points to the £1bn which energy providers have not been spending:
Energy firms receive £1bn for green measures before they are carried out | Environment | The Guardian
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