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Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, talks on blueprint for energy future

March 6th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

On 3 March 2011 Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, gave a speech on “A blueprint for our energy future“. He spoke about the growing impact of climate change. “In 2009, the Association of British Insurers said – and I quote – ‘our assessment of climate change convinces us that […]

British government must end oil addiction says Friends of the Earth

March 6th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

Responding to Energy Secretary Chris Huhne‘s admission on 6 March 2011 that “getting off the oil hook is made all the more urgent by the crisis in the Middle East”, Friends of the Earth‘s head of economics, Simon Bullock said “the UK’s oil dependency has held us hostage for too long – urgent measures are […]

A low carbon approach is vital to kick start and future proof our economy

February 1st, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

Official UK figures published on Tuesday 1 February 2011 show that UK greenhouse gas emissions dropped by 8.7% in 2009. Responding to this, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said “Yes, emissions were down in 2009 but so was the economy so this is no time for back slapping. A low carbon approach has […]

Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, speaks to the UK Parliament about the outcomes of the Cancún Climate Conference

December 13th, 2010 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

Mr Speaker, I wish to make a statement on the outcome of the United Nations climate conference in Cancún. The House will remember the disappointment of last year’s conference in Copenhagen, and in particular its failure to agree a comprehensive and legally binding global treaty to supplement or replace the Kyoto Protocol. Expectations for the […]

DECC says that Cancún conference breakthrough puts climate deal back on track

December 13th, 2010 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

“A global climate deal is in the UK’s national interest and Cancún shows other countries also want to get on with getting an international deal,” said Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change. Chris Huhne welcomed the agreement made at the international climate change summit in Cancún, describing the deal as […]