Energy efficiency policy most likely victim of bills furore

British Gas and SSE are raising their prices, further heightening the political focus on energy bills. The attention could affect energy efficiency policies

The current political furore around energy bills could force changes in energy efficiency policy after the government called a review into the costs of "green subsidies".

But political insiders say it is unlikely to have a great impact on other policies, such as renewables subsidies, despite SSE calling for a rollback in their ambition too.

Energy bills have long been expected to be the key issue for the 2015 election, but there has been a growing focus on them since September, when Ed Miliband pledged to freeze bills for 20 months if Labour won the next election.

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