Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on why the British Gas price hike does not mean we need more government intervention.

In her article Kate argues that many of the regulations implemented in recent years are related to green energy policies. While combating CO2 emissions is a worthwhile goal, this has resulted in increased energy costs, while the regulations themselves have often proved ineffective. If the government is serious about tackling climate change, it should address the issue with a simple and straightforward carbon tax or emissions trading policy. But increased tinkering and regulating will only worsen the burden felt by customers.

Read the full article here.