UKIP green energy critic cashes in on solar panels

January 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

UKIP’s leading critic of green energy was accused of hypocrisy last night after it emerged he was making more than £1,000 a year by having solar panels fitted to his property.

Roger Helmer, who defected to UKIP from the Tories in 2012, said that a government scheme that allowed householders to profit from fitting solar panels was “sheer lunacy”. However, he said his decision to fit the panels was “a straightforward financial proposition”.

“If people offer me free money, I take it,” he said. “That doesn’t mean people ought to offer me free money.” Mr Helmer, UKIP’s official energy spokesman,

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