Kicking off a new series in The Ecologist, earlier today the magazine wrote:
But actually, from a purely environmental perspective, it’s hard to stay too depressed because (whisper it) there are some signs that this government may really be serious about its green agenda. The simple presence of the redoubtable Chris Huhne at DECC is cheering for a start: this is a serious and intelligent politician who is showing encouraging signs of knowing how to maneuvre and fight to get what his department wants. DECC didn’t do nearly as badly in the cuts as some had expected; he preserved the scheme to build a Carbon Capture and Storage plant, albeit in a smaller form; he has reiterated, over and over again, his support for renewable energy, and he recently set out the Green Deal in a landmark speech to the London School of Economics. Have a read of this speech here.
It gives you a good idea of who you’re dealing with; it is clear and thoughtful, with a real understanding of possibilities.
You can read the full piece here.