WindEconomics: Time to rethink electricity pricing?

As the UK government imposes a 45% windfall tax on renewable-energy generators’ profits and other European countries have taken comparable measures, findings from recent reports seem to back calls to decouple electricity prices from gas prices.

by David Milborrow
Electricity prices are closely tied to the price of gas in many countries, even though wind and solar generation could save consumers money (pic credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Electricity prices are closely tied to the price of gas in many countries, even though wind and solar generation could save consumers money (pic credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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