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UK: Energy policy run on equal parts dementia and self-interest

November 4, 2013

Lib Dem Minister made the keynote speech at the launch of a radical green energy campaign run by a leading activist from UK Uncut – the far-Left ‘direct action’ protest group…

UK Uncut hit the headlines in 2011 when members occupied the exclusive London store Fortnum & Mason. Dozens of protesters were arrested and ten of the group’s members were convicted of aggravated trespass with intent to intimidate….

Speaking at its launch last Tuesday at London’s St Brides Centre, Pensions Minister Steve Webb said the campaign, which aims to mobilise savers to persuade pension funds to shift their investments away from fossil fuel, was a new way to win the battle to stop global warming. …

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Energy Secretary Ed Davey has admitted he knew former Tory Minister John Selwyn Gummer had green business interests when he chose him to head the powerful government watchdog that sets targets for renewable energy and greenhouse gas emissions.

Energy secretary Ed Davey: Green business interests of energy watchdog chief ‘are not conflict of interest’

But he insisted they did not amount to a conflict of interest – on the grounds they only concerned ‘infrastructure’, not renewable power generation. Last night critics dismissed this view as ‘absurd’.

Mail Online

It should fit right in with mob-pandering policy speeches, then.

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