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Complainant Name:
Christian Hunt

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Christian Hunt of Carbon Brief complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published misleading information in relation to the portion of energy bills that is attributable to "green taxes".

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification:

Green taxes

Articles on June 9 reported comments from Dr Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, which suggested that ‘green stealth taxes' are adding 15 to 20 per cent to energy bills.

According to Ofgem, the correct figure for environmental costs in domestic bills is currently no more than 9 per cent. We are happy to clarify this.

Date Published: 17/10/2011



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