Proposed reforms to the UK's electricity market that may result in more people being able to access cheap energy will be the last chance for the coalition to live up to its pledge to be the greenest government ever.
This is according to Friends of the Earth, which stated the measures announced in last week's Queen's Speech represent a unique opportunity to make the UK's power system clean and more affordable for householders.
Executive director of the organisation Andy Atkins said: "The government must support clean British energy to tackle rocketing fuel bills and generate new jobs and industries that could buck the double-dip recession."
Research by the environmental charity suggest the public would support measures to make the energy market greener, as 85 per cent of people want the Big Six energy firms to abandon coal and gas in favour of renewable sources.
Commenting on last week's announcement, director of energyhelpline.com Mark Todd said the legislation must also help rein in spiralling price rises for electricity.
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