Well at least a couple of Cameron's reshuffle appointments raise a smile: John Hayes to DECC and Owen Paterson to Environment, ha ha !
The wit and wisdom of Mr Hayes apparently includes deep skepticism about the claims of wind turbines:
' ... quoted as saying wind farms are a “terrible intrusion” and “renewable energy needs to pass the twin tests of environmental and economic sustainability and wind power fails on both counts”.'
They seem both to be hostile to subsidised schemes in general, and appropriately open minded to the potential of shale gas.
Cue apoplexy, (hopefully fatal) in all the usual quarters: is Mr P a CC-skeptic ? Will Mr H put a stop to the subsidy-wallahs' gravy train ?
It is greatly to be hoped he will (though holding one's breath is not advised). Likewise a serious shale gas programme. Time for this lethargic government worm to turn.