Is Liz Truss's energy price freeze only a short-term fix for a long-term problem?

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Liz Truss's energy price freeze is only a short-term solution (Image credit: Getty Images)

This month Liz Truss announced the government’s support package to help homeowners and businesses with the rapidly rising cost of energy, but criticism of the package begs a significant question: how much worse could the energy crisis become if the UK doesn’t lower its reliance on gas?

The Energy Price Guarantee is a substantial support package, estimated to cost up to £150 billion, which will freeze typical dual fuel energy bills at £2,500 for two years. 

Paul Testa

Architect Paul is the director of HEM Architects and a specialist in low-energy design. HEM Architects are well-versed in designing sustainable, energy-efficient new builds and extension schemes. He has also just completed an eco retrofit to his family home.

He taught the technology course for the MArch in Architecture at Sheffield University, and is a tutor for the Sustainable Architectural Studies Masters course.