Tag: DECC

Subsidies to solar scam cut

The coalition government has slashed the amount of money people can earn by selling back the surplus power they generate from solar panels after the subsidies which fund the scheme proved to be over generous. Almost 90,000 solar installations took place between April 2010 and October this year as wealthier people able to afford  the…

Chris Huhne’s £46k taxi fare

Chris Huhne, Eastleigh’s under fire MP who is also the Energy and Climate Change Secretary, spent over £46,000 between May to September last year on taxis and private hire cars. In a written Parliamentary question entitled ‘Departmental taxis’ Maria Eagle, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary asked Mr Huhne how much money had been spent by his…

Spending Cuts “Small Matter” says ‘Chopper’ Huhne

While thousands of public sector workers and students have taken to the streets today to protest against cuts to public services, Chris Huhne – Eastleigh’s high flying MP – has described the Comprehensive Spending Review as a ‘small matter’. While attending the European Future Energy Forum conference earlier this week Mr Huhne told a Reuters…