According to the register of Lords’ interests, Lord Donoughue has shareholdings in Premier Oil, the National Grid as well as Scottish and Southern Energy.
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At PMQs, David Cameron outlined that yesterday’s House of Commons vote against a cross-party amendment to set a clean power target for 2030 was the right outcome. While the issue might seem a long way from the electorate’s concerns, the result will have a serious impact on the working lives of many people in the country.
It was a curious day in the chancellor’s constituency yesterday, but also a very significant one. Greenpeace were there to bring home to George Osborne the realities of fracking.
The coalition’s opposition to a 2030 target is short-sighted, dangerous and hypocritical. The measure has cross-party support as well as the backing of business.
Social media is increasingly being used by activists to hold politicians to promises they have made in the past. This time those MPs who promised to back the 2013 Carbon Target amendment to the Energy Bill are being encouraged to stick to their promises via Twitter.