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Infographic: What goes into my energy bills?

Infographic: What goes into my energy bills?

Category: Gas and electricity

Updated: 12/11/2013
First Published: 12/11/2013

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Did you know that the wholesale cost of Gas and Electricity makes up, on average, just under half of your energy bill?

In the explained infographic below, courtesy of EDF Energy, they have revealed the five main elements influencing the other half:

  1. VAT
  2. Social & Environmental Government Obligations
  3. Operating Costs
  4. Delivery Costs
  5. Wholesale Energy Costs

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What Goes into Energy Bills?

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