Thursday, November 15th 2012, 7:45 AM EST
George Osborne is leading a concerted push to dismantle the Government’s commitment to wind farms and other forms of green energy, his father-in-law has revealed.
Lord Howell, a former Foreign Office minister, was filmed in an undercover sting by environmental group Greenpeace claiming that the Chancellor is ‘putting pressure’ on David Cameron who ‘does not understand the issue’.
Environmental campaigners have been alarmed by an apparent hardening of Government policy, with Energy Minister John Hayes and Environment Secretary Owen Paterson among the anti-wind farm figures appointed in September’s reshuffle.
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