Huhne’s Biomass Policy Wasted £450 Million Says His Ex-SpAd

Biomass subsidies implemented by Chris Huhne are costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds and his favoured “carbon neutral” wood pellets are more damaging to the environment than coal, a damning study reveals today. But wait for it… The highly critical review of the disgraced former Energy Secretary’s policy was authored by his own former special adviser Duncan Brack. He now says the £450 million spent on biomass subsidies was a mistake:

“It is ridiculous…It’s not a good use of money. For any biomass facility that is burning wood for energy, unless they are only burning stuff like saw-mill residues or post-consumer waste, their activities will be increasing carbon emissions in the atmosphere for decades or centuries. We shouldn’t be subsidising that.”

Anyway, what is Huhne up to these days now he’s out of the clink? He’s European Chairman of US firm Zilkha Biomass, who supply the very same wood pellets it turns out are so damaging to the environment. Fancy that! £450 million in subsidies literally up in smoke…

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Cheque Please, Mr Huhne

At the Court of Appeal today, Chris Huhne lost his challenge to a court order requiring him to pay £77,750 costs from his trial. A very expensive lie…

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Huhne's Guardian Column Shelved

Chris Huhne’s Guardian column is no more. Guido will remember it for such fine polemical contributions to the political discourse as when he accused the Sun of making up fictional stories, how “tabloid-fuelled schadenfreude” drives the nation’s prison obsession, and his analysis of the Prime Minister’s “sincerity“. Then there was Huhne’s article accusing the Tories of “psychosis“, and the time he tried to convince us “I’ve played my own part in giving MPs a bad name, but ultimately it’s Rupert Murdoch’s media machine that corrodes public trust best of the lot”. Best of all, who can forget the greatest Huhne column quote of all: “whatever happened to loyalty? Best of luck with whatever you decide to do next…

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Constance Briscoe Jailed for 16 Months

A big day for high profile sentences. Constance Briscoe gets 16 months for lying to the cops investigating Huhne. Clifford up next…

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Constance Briscoe Guilty

She has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of lying to police investigating Huhne. Developing…

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Quote of the Day

LibDem Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael:

“Chris Huhne was the man who had put the ‘t’ into ‘Cancun’.”

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