Climate Minister but receives donations from oil and aerospace companies

Its mission is to steer the UK towards zero emissions, but the election campaign was funded by a fuel company and another aviation company. Controversial revelations about the conservative Graham Stuart selected for the Climate role by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to implement the Guardian’s ‘Net zero’ strategy (the goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions). He recently stated that not all fossil fuels are “devil’s eggs.”

Stuart, who was elected from the Beverley and Holderness constituency in 2019, received a £10,000 donation from Hull-based company JR Rix & Sons for his re-election campaign, according to the British newspaper. diesel and gasoline. JR Rix & Sons companies include Rix Petroleum, Rix Heating, which specializes in the supply and maintenance of oil tanks and boilers, Rix Shipping, which operates an oil tanker fleet, and Maritime Bunkering, one of the world’s largest suppliers of marine fuel. Humber Estuary.

In addition to subsidiaries that focus on fossil fuels. However, Rix claimed that it also deals with the maintenance and carbon measurement of offshore wind farms and develops technologies for energy-efficient lighting and charging of electric and solar power vehicles.

The news came shortly after Stuart told the Parliamentary Environment Group he was supporting the opening of a new coal mine in Cumbria and the latest oil and gas licenses. About the latter, Stuart said, a more nuanced view of fossil fuels is needed “rather than seeing them all as devil’s eggs.”

The Conservative also received a £2,000 donation from Bostonair, a Hull-based aviation company, for his election campaign. Regarding this, a government spokesman said that “the minister makes public donations for election expenditures in accordance with the usual processes”, adding that “it is not unusual for ministers to receive donations as MPs and well-established processes for managing conflicts of interest.”

Source: Today IT

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