Chris Huhne lands new Energy Job

SHAMED ex-energy secretary Chris Huhne has landed a lucrative job — with an ENERGY firm.

The love rat Lib Dem got the £42,000-a-year advisory post with “green” Nationwide Energy Services just months after being forced to quit the Cabinet.

He has been plunged into a conflict of interest row for taking it on so soon after leaving office.

The latest register of MPs’ interests shows Huhne — who is waiting to stand trial alongside ex-wife Vicky Pryce over an alleged speeding scam — is working as a consultant for the firm.

It boasts of being poised to deliver the Government’s “green deal” drive to make homes more energy efficient.*

Last month he got £20,500, made up of a £10,000 signing-on fee and advance payments of £3,500 for October, November and December.

That is for doing just eight hours a month, an hourly rate of £437.50, Labour MP Tom Blenkinsop said it raised questions about whether Huhne was benefiting from insider knowledge

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4638133/Chris-Huhne-in-new-firm-job-storm.html#ixzz2BvFbzZ8o

New Government Energy Deal crashes. Ministers announce a zero uptake of the latest Green Energy deal based on a £10k loan which can be paid back through higher energy costs. The saving from cavity wall insulation and roof lagging is supposed to more that pay for higher bills.

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Slightly mad. Always believes a cup is half full so continues to tilt at Wind Turbines and the politicians that seem to believe it is their god given right to ruin Scotland for a pot of fool's gold.
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