But what's this, peeping out from behind the DTel's new paywall ?
Cable: let's be honest, green energy is expensive ... there was "no point just berating the energy industry" over rising prices because trying to balance consumer interests and the drive for costly green investment was a "horrendously difficult problem"... The Government "should just be honest about the fact a lot of the new energy is relatively high cost. The cost of new nuclear is a hell of a lot more than the long-term marginal cost of bringing in new gas and coal. Offshore wind is three times the current price of gas. Dr Cable said there was "real tension" between sticking to the course of attracting green investment and "the short-term pressures of price. The energy sector is extremely complex and we are interested in multiple objectives"These are not words I ever thought to catch myself writing but - a coconut for that man Cable!