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Davey determined to carry on green agenda

New energy secretary Ed Davey said he is “determined” to carry on green agenda following Chris Huhne’s resignation.

Davey moves from the Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) department where he was a minister. Chris Huhne resigned as energy secretary on Friday after the Crown Prosecution Service decided to press charges against him for perverting the course of justice over speeding offences.

Davey said he is determined to “follow on” from Huhne’s priorities and take up the challenges of climate change and energy security.

“I want us to have a green economy, with the green jobs and investment we need to help grow our economy,” said Davey.

Readers' comments (2)

  • As I sit here on a cold dark winters night, we have an electrical demand of 56,000MW The wind is contributing 60MW just 0.1%. Are we seriously suggesting we can rely on wind without almost 100% back up. Which planet do green liberals live on?

    D Limbert (F)

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  • Can you clarify your stats please Derek; I've just looked up a current figure of 6222MW for UK wind power (ref renewableUK), which would suggest you are a factor of over 100 out!

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