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Businesses deserve some clarity. It is a disgrace we know what DECC wants, but still don't know what Treasury is doing

One of the most frustrating aspects of the current row between the Treasury and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) - apart from the manner in which the Chancellor appears to want to eviscerate the green economy - is that No 11 has refused to publicly explain why it wants to slash support for renewables and remove barriers to increased investment in gas power plants. The Treasury infamously rejected requests to appear before the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee of MPs, has given nothing but the most cursory responses to journalists' enquiries, and (this is partly the Opposition's fault) has faced few parliamentary questions on its interference in energy policy. This means business groups such as the CBI, green business leaders and environmental NGOs have had to construct a defence against Osborne's attacks on the green economy without fully underst...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/james-blog/2193578/osborn...

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