Blog: Sometimes crime does pay…

It’s been three months since he’s stepped out of prison and he’s already landed a high-profile public job. Yes, I’m referring to none other than the infamous and disgraced former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne. He committed a crime back in 2003 when his now ex-wife Vicky Pryce took speeding points for him in fear he […]

Chris Huhne lands new job with US energy firm

Disgraced former MP Chris Huhne has landed a high profile job with an energy company in the US three months after being released from prison. The former Energy Minister has been appointed as the European Chairman of Zilkha Biomass Energy (ZBE) “with the remit of growing the business in the European Union”, according to an […]

Eight months in jail for ex-Energy Secretary

Former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne was given eight months in jail for perverting the course of justice yesterday afternoon. He was sentenced along with his ex-wife Vicky Pryce for passing speeding points to her, changing his plea to guilty at the eleventh hour after their son sent him a text message berating Huhne. The sentencing […]

Chris Huhne pleads guilty over penalty points

Former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has pleaded guilty to perverting the court of justice over claims his ex-wife took speeding points for him. The former Cabinet Minister stepped down as Energy Secretary after the charges against him last February but denied the allegations. The charges date back to March 2003 when Huhne’s car was allegedly […]

Former Energy Secretary on books of Green Deal firm

Former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has bagged a role as an advisor to a firm which benefits from a home improvement scheme he helped set up in office. Mr Huhne (pictured) resigned from office in February earlier this year when he was charged with perverting the course of justice for allegedly passing speeding points to […]

Huhne warns of either/or green policies

Former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne says the Government’s growth policies must include the green agenda if it is to succeed. Investing in industries such as energy efficiency and renewables could help the UK climb out of recession, he added. Speaking to the Guardian, Chris Huhne said: “Much of our economic debate implies we must choose between […]

Charities, energy firms and supermarkets lobby Davey

A group of charities, energy firms and supermarkets have written to new Energy Secretary Ed Davey urging him to pursue opportunities for “clean and affordable energy”. WWF-UK, M&S, National Grid, Vodafone are just a few of the firms who signed the open letter. In it, the organisations welcome Mr Davey to the post and hail […]

Reporter’s Blog

Environmental tax – a headache in the making for Ed Davey What are environmental taxes? The Government’s not so sure. It has been massively avoiding the question for months, MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee chuntered this week in their latest report. Which begs the question, if Government doesn’t know what counts as an environmental […]

Challenges ahead for Davey, says Caroline Lucas

The new energy secretary Ed Davey faces many challenges over energy policy including a tough battle with the Treasury. That’s the view of Caroline Lucas, the UK’s only Green Party MP, who today said Chris Huhne’s replacement has “big issues on his desk”. She told ELN this morning: “He’s got some big challenges ahead of […]

Full steam ahead, says new energy secretary

It’s full steam ahead for “green growth and green jobs,” according to DECC’s new Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey. On his first official visit as a Cabinet member, Mr Davey joined Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at a testing site for sustainable homes where he met graduates considering green construction jobs. Mr Davey […]

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