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Words: Paul Waugh Pictures: Paul Heartfield Caroline Flint would like to make clear that she is not Robert de Niro. As she recounts how Labour avoided leaks of its surprise energy bills freeze plan last year, the Shadow Sec... Continue to article
Labour’s call for wholesale energy to be pooled in a bid to encourage new competitors into the energy supply market is “already out of date”, Ed Davey has said. Speaking at Energy Questions, Mr Davey heralded Ofgem’s announcement that e... Continue to article
Caroline Flint accused Centrica of scaremongering after the British Gas owner said the threat of price caps could lead to lights going out. "I think Centrica is scaremongering on this issue, I don’t believe that the price freeze is going... Continue to article
Caroline Flint said the news that British Gas profits were down by 6% last year did not hide the fact that they were still making a profit. "They're making healthy profits, aren't they? At the same time they're putting up our bills. The ... Continue to article
Caroline Flint urged George Osborne to hold RBS to account on behalf of its largest group of shareholders - British taxpayers. "The rules say that banks can pay up to 100% - that’s someone’s salary, 100% of it again – for bonuses. But if... Continue to article
Caroline Flint said fracking could be a viable part of the UK's energy mix, but stressed the importance of maintaining a cautious attitude to the technology. “We shouldn’t treat shale gas as either a silver bullet to our energy challenge... Continue to article
British Gas, SSE, E.ON, EDF, npower, and Scottish Power paid £4billion more for power than the market rate, according to shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint. Continue to article
Caroline Flint has hailed the the launch of the first UK-wide collective energy switching campaign as "simple but potentially trail-blazing." The initiative - run by Which? and 38 Degrees - will attempt to bring people together to negotiate cheaper energy bills with the big energy companies. The Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary said it would "set an exciting precedent which organisations such as local authorities and housing associations could take up to negotiate better energy deals on behalf of their residents."
Shadow cabinet minister Caroline Flint has said the Labour party "had to act" after Phil Woolas' court verdict which banned the former minister from politics for three years. She told Question Time that Mr Woolas was a friend but maintained the party's decision to suspend him was correct.
Government cuts to the solar power feed-in tariff have been described as a "fatal blow" to the industry by two Parliamentary committees. A joint report from the Environmental Audit Committee and the Energy and Climate Change Committee agrees with the need to reduce the subsidy, but argues ministers have done so "clumsily", risking thousands of jobs in the process. Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint has described the report as a "damning indictment" of the Government, whose "chaotic mismanagement" had put the solar industry in jeopardy.
Former housing minister Caroline Flint has blamed Gordon Brown for the lack of women in the race for the Labour leadership. She said that because of the lack of women in Brown's cabinet, there were few senior female politicians seen as "credible" candidates.
Labour launched a sprited attack of the Government's plans to cut local government funding by 27% over the next four years. Caroline Flint accused Communities Secretary Eric Pickles of being "more interested in trashing local councils" than considering how cuts might impact the poorest.
23/02/2014 on The Andrew Marr Show, BBC One
20/02/2014 on BBC News
15/01/2014 on Daily Politics, BBC Two
13/01/2014 on Sky News
05/12/2013 on BBC News
29/11/2013 on Daybreak, ITV1
Summaries and transcripts from TV and radio
07/03/2014 on PM, BBC Radio 4
07/03/2014 on BBC News