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« That voice | Main | A dampish squib »
Tuesday
Aug042015

Big oil and the ECIU

Our environmentalist friends are fond of pointing to Peter Lilley's involvement with Tethys Petroleum and claiming that it means he can't be trusted on questions of energy and climate change.

How amusing then that Lord Howard, a board member of Richard Black's ECIU, turns out to be the director of an oil company himself and, moreover, an oil company that is the subject of an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office.

 

 

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Reader Comments (10)

Ann Widdecombe , one of the few MPs to vote against the climate change act, did say that Howard 'had something of the night about him'.

Aug 4, 2015 at 11:21 AM | Unregistered CommenterBloke down the pub

Now I see why he employed G4S revolving door security when he was Home Secretary.

Smart to plan your escape in advance.

Aug 4, 2015 at 11:24 AM | Registered CommenterM Courtney

Offhand, I cant recall the name of that movie where a, possibly naive, but betrayed supporter gets told [about the deception foisted on them] "You weren't supposed to believe it!".

Richard Black's supporters from the BBC days should remember that he too probably has a mortgage to pay. Hot green air on its own is not sufficient.

Aug 4, 2015 at 11:43 AM | Unregistered Commentermichael hart

Honesty does not become the climate change leadership.

Aug 4, 2015 at 12:25 PM | Unregistered Commenterhunter

Peter Lilley has never made a secret of his scepticism towards CAGW. We need a load more MPs like him.

Aug 4, 2015 at 3:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterPeter Stroud

He works for an energy company and therefore can't be trusted on questions of energy? Have they thought that through..?

Aug 4, 2015 at 4:28 PM | Registered Commenterjamesp

Given that Tethys' prime operations are in Kazakstan, from where we buy no energy at all, I've always found it hard to understand why gaining an insight in oil company operations is viewed as a handicap. The answer of course is that it completely undermines the green nonsense if you know about these things.

Aug 4, 2015 at 4:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterIt doesn't add up...

Matt King Coal

Aug 4, 2015 at 9:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterEli Rabett

Eli, try Dale Vince, much more relevant in rip off Britain

Aug 5, 2015 at 1:41 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

All peerage re peers but some are more peer than others

Aug 5, 2015 at 12:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterDEEBEE

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