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Huhne Keeps Solar Industry in Limbo

January 30, 2012 by Vicky Portwain
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Chris Huhne, energy secretary, has taken another step to undermine the solar industry in seeking to appeal to the Supreme Court to defend his feed in tariff cuts. The saga of the cuts started back in October when Chris Huhne first proposed that the rate that home-owners received for their excess energy should be halved. Although the...[read more]

Weightman Warns Nuclear Industry To Do More Research

October 12, 2011 by David Thorpe
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The post-Fukushima Weightman report into nuclear safety has been welcomed by the Government and industry as being favourable, but contains warnings to the industry.Chris Huhne has interpreted the report on the UK's nuclear power stations and facilities as giving the green light to nuclear newbuild, but critics have claimed it is "rushed...[read more]

Did Huhne Really Compare Climate Change to Hitler?

July 24, 2011 by David Thorpe

DECC minister Chris Huhne has compared world leaders who obstruct a global deal to tackle climate change to politicians who tried to appease Adolf Hitler before World War Two.Does this make climate change a threat akin to the Nazis, who plunged the world into war?The Energy and Climate Change Minister was at Chatham House, endeavouring...[read more]

It's Time For The Renewables Gold Rush

May 20, 2011 by Kate Garratt

It’s a pretty exciting time to be in energy PR.Climate change secretary Chris Huhne has committed the UK to a 50 per cent cut in carbon emissions on 1990 levels by 2027 in the fourth carbon budget. And yesterday at the All Energy show in Aberdeen, Scotland’s newly re-elected First Minister, Alex Salmond, said that the nation should aim...[read more]

Ambitious Carbon Reduction Targets For The UK, But . . .

May 19, 2011 by David Hone

On Tuesday in the House of Commons, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, announced that the UK would adopt the recommendations of the Climate Change Committee and shift the economy towards ambitious 2030 carbon reductions.But there is an important caveat to this ambition – namely the need to ensure alignment with the EU.[read more]

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UK market reforms will promote investment in nuclear energy

December 19, 2010 by a b
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Chris Huhe commits to keep the lights onWhen the current government took office in May 2010, Liberal Member and Energy Secretary Chris Huhne, (right) a British arch druid in the anti-nuclear movement, was widely quoted as calling nuclear energy as a "tried, tested, and failed technology." After less than a year of grappling with the...[read more]

UK Electricity Reform to Introduce New Feed in Tariff

December 16, 2010 by Vicky Portwain

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne today announced the reform of the UK electricity market. Huhne says the reforms are necessary to deal with increased electricity demand, ageing power stations and the need for low carbon energy sources in order to meet climate change challenges. The changes are likely to mean new feed in tariffs for larger...[read more]

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UK moves ahead with eight new reactor sites

October 18, 2010 by a b
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Energy Minister Chris Huhne makes the urgent case for new nuclear power stationsThe UK coalition government confirmed eight sites Oct 18 as "suitable" for development of eight new nuclear reactor power stations within the next 15 years.  In a major policy statement the government also said it would release a statement on a price for...[read more]

Sheffield Forgemasters loan may be off

June 7, 2010 by a b

UK Liberals pursue anti-nuclear agenda Chris Huhne, the UK Energy & Climate Minister, and his political allies are not to be trusted. Last month Huhne said his only concern about the development of new nuclear reactors in the UK was that there be no public subsidy. This week the new Business Minister from the Liberal Party...[read more]

Will the new U.K. government support nuclear energy?

May 17, 2010 by a b
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Energy & Climate Minister pledges "not one atom of help" from the government The future of nuclear energy in the U.K. does not look bright based on the rhetoric coming from Chris Huhne, (right) the new government's Energy & Climate minister and key advisor to Conservative Party coalition partner David Cameron. In a May...[read more]

Liberal Conservative Coalition – What has been Agreed on Energy and Climate Change?

May 13, 2010 by Vicky Portwain
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It’s official, the Conservatives have formed a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats. As a result we have a Liberal Democrat cabinet minister for energy and climate change – Chris Huhne. In 2007 Chris Hulne said “The doubling of our electricity generation from wind in a little more than a year shows what renewables can do,...[read more]