09-12-11 Big 6 energy firms lend staff to Whitehall

09-12-11 Big 6 energy firms lend staff to Whitehall
Posted on December 09, 2011
Archive : December 2011
Category : Energy News
Energy, oil and nuclear companies have lent more than 50 staff to government departments says Green MP Caroline Lucas, who warns of their undue influence on policy. At least 50 employees of companies including EDF Energy, power and Centrica have been placed free of charge within government to work on energy issues in the past four years, with some secondments lasting up to two years. "Companies such as the big six energy firms do not lend their staff to government for nothing they expect a certain degree of influence, insider knowledge and preferential treatment in return," she said.

Source: The Guardian www.guardian.co.uk

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