National Grid set to pocket £20m green energy fee

December 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

Taxpayers will be forced to pay a green energy levy of nearly £20 million to meet the estimated costs from a programme that will not start until next summer at the earliest.

National Grid has claimed that the cash will cover what it forecasts will be its costs from setting up the Government’s new programme of awarding green subsidies to energy companies.

They include £148,500 in forecast “travel and subsistence” costs, including ferrying staff in company cars to meetings with officials from the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

The £19.3 million total cost will be passed on to domestic

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