Where earnings average for a citizen has been increasing by around 4.4 percent, it is seen that the prices that an average citizen pays for electricity and gas has also increased. The projections for the coming years also indicate that the price would only increase more. This has caused many defaulters.
The energy price increase would continue till viable and commercially available environmental friendly alternatives are found. In this context, it can be opined that similar to initial infrastructural costs that are always high, the search for viable and sustainable energy would be a costly process. Consumers will be hit by the rising prices, but would in the end benefit. The diversity of options available further more presents backup in the case of non-viability of an option. This could occur because an energy choice option is either too expensive to be installed or is too expensive to be sustained in the long run.
The rising energy prices are affecting consumers directly, but they can be better handled if the public are made aware of what the consequences of continued use of non-renewable energy sources would mean. Only with a mix of fuels, where most of the power is derived from renewable energy can there be sustainable energy. This will balance out the increasing energy costs. In addition to the reduction of energy costs in the long run, it can be said that the costs in maintaining environmental damage by means of using fossil fuels are also reduced by these initiatives.
The UK Energy sector is plagued by concerns of increasing energy prices and this has led to consumer dissatisfaction. However UK energy strategy in the long run is focused on ways of finding sustainable energy that will be productive in bringing down the prices in the long run. The sustainable energy sources will also be environmental friendly.