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LibLink: Ed Davey – my long battle for a ‘grand energy bargain’

Lib Dem energy secretary Edward Davey was interviewed in The Guardian this weekend about the energy bill to be announced this week. The paper fillets the main points Ed made here:

• Insists that energy prices overall will be 7% lower than they otherwise would have been in the medium term as a result of government policy, even if prices in real terms may rise due to the worldwide energy market.

• Rejects talk of a government-sanctioned dash for gas as overblown, even if he concedes the Conservatives will big this up.

• Says shale gas will not have a significant short-term

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  • User AvatarJohn Stevens 1st Aug - 12:28pm
    He should perhaps wait until after the EU referendum and the Scottish elections. Until the integrity of the UK and the EU issues are clearer...
  • User AvatarSimon Thorley 1st Aug - 12:01pm
    Good article, Zack. As others have noted above, I think that an essential starting point is an inter-party agreement between all opposition parties on how...
  • User Avatarkevin 1st Aug - 11:53am
    Tax credits and universal credits will cause a housing crash,I would have thought aliens from Mars would be a greater danger'
  • User AvatarMike 1st Aug - 11:49am
    Welcome. There is a focus on reform of the EU in the LibDems but it is not clearly expressed while broader pro-European sentiment is. Your...
  • User AvatarJane Ann Liston 1st Aug - 11:44am
    It's Cecil!
  • User AvatarJosef 1st Aug - 11:35am
    Very thought-provoking article. Yet I don't quite agree with the point about universal credit. Clearly there is some risk trusting people with what is after...