Friday, February 03, 2012

No, it's Ed Davey!

Ed Davey is the new Secretary of State for Energy.

A Greenpeace statement welcomes him:

“Ed Davey the new Secretary of State walks in to his new role with an in-tray full of policies that require urgent action – from reform of the energy market that needs to protect consumers and the environment instead of the big six energy suppliers through to making sure that the UK sustains its international leadership on climate change.

"Given his strong track record in parliament in voting for tougher climate change laws and stricter pollution controls for power stations we are optimistic that he will be a robust and passionate advocate for the green agenda in cabinet.”

He is the LibDem MP for Kingston and Surbiton, and formerly  the Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs.

He hasn't made nearly as many speeches on climate change as Norman Lamb, and it remains to be seen how effective he is.

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