George Osborne in standoff over coalition's green energy plans
The Treasury is likely to face strong criticism for standing in the way of the legislative process and failing to address the concerns of potential investors in clean energy, who say that flaws in the legislation, as currently drafted, will endanger the quest for cleaner energy at affordable prices.
July 14, 2012
by Toby Helm
in The Guardian-Observer
Treasury in dispute with Tory-led select committee over efforts to encourage private sector to fund cleaner energy
George Osborne's Treasury has refused to co-operate with a powerful committee of MPs preparing the coalition's flagship plans for low-carbon, affordable energy in what is being seen as further evidence of the chancellor's hostility to the green agenda, the Observer can reveal.
In an extraordinary standoff, the Treasury has refused to send a minister to answer the concerns of the cross-party energy and climate change select committee - prompting a furious response from the committee's Tory chair, Tim Yeo. Further riling the body, which has... [continue via Web link]