Some of you write in and say what can be done, and assert the government does not listen and does not change its mind.
On March 15th, March 19th, June 13th, July 12th and Agust 8th I drew attention here to a potential contradiction between the government’s wish to pursue an industrial led recovery, and the dear energy policy it was following.
Listen then to Greg Barker, Minister in the energy department. He admitted recently that “just piling on costs” to business could drive firms elsewhere. The Sunday Times reported that civil servants are drawing up options to make energy cheaper for industry, and stated that the PM is “very very supportive of this agenda”
Watch this space. I know it does not amount to the complete change on global warming theory many of you want, but it it could be practical progress for UK industry at a time when it needs all the help it can get.