Some interesting developments in the public Energy space in the past few days, starting with the 2 Chris's:
Chris Smith Says Yes To Fracking - and in his latest guise he is chairman of the Environment Agency. Slowly but surely, shale gas is going mainstream.
Pity he had to spoil it all by saying that the gas should only be used in power plants fitted with Carbon Capture 'n Storage. What about my gas cooker, eh Smith ?
Chris Huhne says some Moderately Sensible Things. There's something I never thought I'd say. Obviously, his comments are topped and tailed by silly greenite sloganeering, because naturally he is making a pitch for leadership of some green-oriented anti-Clegg faction in the LibDems. But, ho-hum, at least he evidently knows the truth - this, for example:
"We can hope, of course, that new resources will gradually substitute for old as prices rise. The most promising candidate is shale gas"
A Hilarious Rider to a Massive Wind-farm Approval. There's no stopping these subsidy-farms, but at least someone has a sense of humour, appending the following condition to the approval:
"Precautions will also be taken to protect potential coal deposits under the site".
There's hedging your bets for you ...