U.K.: Green economy a national priority

LONDON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- It's in the national interest of the United Kingdom to pursue a low-carbon economy in the most efficient way possible, a British climate official said.

U.K. launches CCS technology

WAKEFIELD, England, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The first carbon capture plant in Great Britain tied to a coal-fired power plant could remove more than 100 tons of carbon emissions per day, an official said.

Cameron sees major role for wind energy

LONDON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron said he was determined to seize the energy and industrial potential represented by wind energy.

Greenpeace: Sidestep U.S. at climate talks

DURBAN, South Africa, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The United States should be left behind in climate talks in South Africa to put true support behind green reforms, Greenpeace said.

London hails Statoil, Centrica gas deal

LONDON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A 10-year natural gas deal signed by Norwegian energy company Statoil and Centrica is "good news" for British consumers, the energy secretary said.

How bold are London's nuclear plans?

LONDON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- London aims to keep nuclear power as part of its energy mix, though the country hasn't built a new nuclear reactor in more than 20 years.

All energy options on table, London says

LONDON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- While natural gas could play a significant role in greening the British economy, renewables will remain part of the energy mix, the energy secretary said.

London probes natural gas security

LONDON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- With natural gas expecting to play a larger role in the British energy mix, the government said it wants an investigation into whether its gas supply is safe.

Huhne slams green energy 'naysayers'

MANCHESTER, England, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- British Energy Minister Chris Huhne lashed out at critics of government subsidies for alternative energy this week, calling them "naysayers" and "curmudgeons."

London wants leadership role in renewables

MANCHESTER, England, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- British Energy Secretary Chris Huhne said that, with investments on the rise, his country could become the global center of renewable energy.

London reviews green energy mix

LONDON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The British government announced plans to invest more in biomass fuels, wave and tidal energy in a review of its green energy mix.

Experts warn of climate change threat

LONDON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Climate change threatens the health and security of people around the globe and must be tackled urgently, leading climate experts meeting in Britain said.
London embracing nuclear power

London embracing nuclear power

LONDON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Nuclear energy should play a role in the future energy mix for Great Britain in part because it makes economic sense, the British energy minister said.

London OK with nuclear energy

LONDON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A report on the British nuclear energy sector, using lessons from Japan's disaster, concluded nuclear safety measures were sound, an official said.

Scots blame London on CCS project woes

GLASGOW, Scotland, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The British government's waffling on alternative energy is to blame for the apparent demise of a major carbon capture project, a Scottish cabinet member says.
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Chris Huhne
Liberal Democrat home secretary Chris Huhne leaves the Cabinet offices after trying to strike a deal with the Conservative party and form a coalition government in London on May 10 2010 London,England. Conservative leader David Cameron is meeting his party members tonight for a showdown. UPI/Hugo Philpott

Christopher Murray Paul-Huhne, generally known as Chris Huhne (/ˈhjuːn/, born 2 July 1954) is a Liberal Democrat politician and cabinet minister, who is the current Member of Parliament for the Eastleigh constituency in Hampshire. He was appointed Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change following the 2010 general election.

He has twice run for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats but was beaten on both occasions. In the 2006 election he came second to Sir Menzies Campbell and in the 2007 election he narrowly lost to Nick Clegg.

Huhne was born in an affluent section of west London to businessman Peter Paul-Huhne and amateur actress, Ann Muray, who had been the voice of the Speaking clock. He was educated at the fee-paying Westminster School. His family name was Paul-Huhne and he was known all through his school years as Christopher Paul-Huhne. At Oxford, he simplified his name to "Chris Huhne".

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