11 Jul '11, 8am

Huhne hits back at "nonsensical" green tax critics

The Energy and Climate Change Secretary yesterday hit back at a media-led campaign against the cost of green taxes, insisting that the calculations used to justify the criticism of environmental levies were "extraordinarily rubbish" and "arithmetically wrong". Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show , Huhne criticised the recent campaign by the Mail and Telegrap h newspapers, which has blamed green taxes for recent energy bill price hikes. FURTHER READING Triodos to expand wind portfolio with £15m share issue Climate change will increase threat of war, Chris Huhne to warn The Sunday Telegrap h reported yesterday that green taxes would cause electricity bills to rise 30 per cent within the next 20 years, while the Mail newspapers have argued in recent weeks that green taxes are adding 15 to 20 per cent to the average household's energy bills. The stories come after Scottish ...

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