Daily Archives: November 18, 2012

Jim Pickard

David Cameron’s former energy minister has called on David Cameron to get a grip of Britain’s energy policy and put an end to the increasingly fraught coalition row over green power.

Charles Hendry, who held the position until September’s reshuffle, warned that unless Downing Street achieved a ceasefire there was a risk that “even if the lights don’t actually go out” the cost of energy bills for consumers and industry will “go through the roof”.

Mr Hendry told the Financial Times that investors in low-carbon energy are finding it more expensive to raise money against a backdrop of such acute political uncertainty. “The crunch is getting uncomfortably close,” he said.

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