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Chairman, Energy and Climate Change Committee

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Huhne questioned over £1bn fund

Chris Huhne has been asked to explain the use of £1bn which had been earmarked for a carbon capture project which has since been cancelled. Chair of the Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee Tim Yeo has written to the Energy Secretary saying he was “shocked” to hear that the money may be borrowed for other purposes.


The Environmental Audit Committee has said that Britain must make greater efforts to adapt its infrastructure and homes to cope with the effects of climate change.


Hayward and Yeo defend BP

Tim Yeo, chairman of the energy and climate change select committee, has said there was "a degree of over-reaction" over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill after outgoing BP chief executive Tony Hayward was quizzed by MPs. Mr Yeo said BP was the "unwitting victim" of US domestic politics.


Tim Yeo, chair of the commons energy and climate change select committee, has called for a"'truly radical" pay-as-you-drive road pricing scheme. He also advocated privatisation of British motorways to cut carbon emissions and motoring costs.


The chair of the energy and climate select committee, Tim Yeo, is to call for further investment in low carbon technology. Mr Yeo told the Guardian that cutting the budget for sustainable technology would be like "cutting the budget for Spitfires in 1939".