DECC officials may be attracted to the idea of making a small saving tomorrow by agreeing to postpone further work. This temptation must be resisted.
I know from my experience as an Energy Minister that the cost of building the new infrastructure will rise – so the Labour leader’s plan would actually push up bills!
Charles Hendry is the MP for Wealden and is Chairman of Forewind. He is a former Energy Minister. As we wrestle with the joint challenges of delivering energy security in a low carbon and affordable way, the Committee on Climate Change’s latest report is a timely reminder of what is at stake. To deliver on those […]
Energy Minister Charles Hendry tells Channel 4 News that it always make sense to keep your petrol tank two-thirds full:
Beckenham MP Jacqui Lait introduced a Bill in the Commons yesterday. It seeks to "prevent the exploitation by parents of their children by means of seeking publicity, primarily for the purpose of financial gain, in respect of the actions of such children; and for connected purposes". The Bill was presented by Mrs Lait, Charles Hendry, Mr. […]
Shadow Energy Minister Charles Hendry spoke in the House of Commons on Friday on Liberal Democrat MP David Heath's Fuel Poverty Bill. Mr Hendry expressed profound concern about the issue: "This is without doubt an extraordinarily important issue. As the hon. Member for Ealing, North (Stephen Pound) has just said, the passion it generates is […]
There are still some hardy Conservative critics of conventional climate change wisdom in the House of Commons. On Wednesday Mr Lilley introduced a debate on the Stern Review in Westminster Hall. (Lord Stern’s main conclusion was that one per cent of global GDP per year is needed to combat climate change. He has since revised […]
Charles Hendry MP, Shadow Minister for Postal Affairs, explains why the consultation process was a sham and Labour MPs should vote against the unnecessary closures. Post offices are like any other business. They have to move with the times, if they are to survive. The debate that Conservatives have called today is not about whether […]