BP: Spill off Scotland could be worst ever

LONDON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Oil giant BP believes a worst-case oil spill nearly a mile below the Atlantic off Scotland would dwarf the U.S. Gulf oil spill, internal documents indicate.

MPs: Britain needs North Sea 'supergrid'

LONDON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Britain needs to develop an undersea "supergrid" of electricity transmission cables to capitalize on the North Sea's wind power potential, lawmakers say.

London provides North Sea spill narrative

LONDON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The British government continues to work to determine what caused an August oil spill in the North Sea, the largest in years, an official said.

London defends energy taxes

LONDON, May 5 (UPI) -- A tax increase for energy companies working in the North Sea is needed to help address budget issues, the British energy secretary said.
Fukushima slows nuclear power plans

Fukushima slows nuclear power plans

LONDON, April 6 (UPI) -- London ordered reviews of safety protocols following the nuclear power plant disaster in Japan, though officials said nuclear energy is still in the mix.
London ties consumers to green economy

London ties consumers to green economy

LONDON, March 10 (UPI) -- Consumer behavior is a key driver in the push for a low-carbon economy because most emissions are tied to their choices, a British official said.

World 'crazy' not to go green, London says

LONDON, March 4 (UPI) -- It's "crazy" not to put more national focus on a green economy because the costs outweigh the risks, the British climate and energy secretary said.
London, Beijing target low-carbon growth

London, Beijing target low-carbon growth

LONDON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Joint green economic ventures between the Chinese and British governments will support energy security for both countries, a climate secretary said.
London calls for green revolution

London calls for green revolution

LONDON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The British economy needs a "green revolution" to usher in a climate of future and sustainable growth, the British energy secretary aid.
London considers so-called Green Deal

London considers so-called Green Deal

LONDON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A so-called Green Deal will help make more than 3 million homes in Great Britain more energy efficient, the country's energy secretary said.
London considers more nuclear power

London considers more nuclear power

LONDON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- While shooting down a $47 billion tidal energy project, the British energy secretary said Monday that major investments were needed for energy security.

Huhne: Spending cuts not 'lashed to mast'

LONDON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- British Energy Secretary Chris Huhne says the government may have to roll back its plans for spending cuts if the country re-enters recession.
London looks to energy future

London looks to energy future

LONDON, July 28 (UPI) -- A long-term energy and climate change policy outlined by the British government looks for ways to secure a low-carbon future, officials said.

European leaders back new carbon goals

LONDON, July 15 (UPI) -- The current target of cutting greenhouse emissions by 20 percent in 10 years isn't enough to encourage reform, the British climate minister said Thursday.
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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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