Amber Rudd, the new Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change believes limiting global warming to under 2°C is “one of the most important things we’re ever going to do,” but also believes fracking is part of the solution.
Rudd, who was has been promoted from Under-Secretary of State for Climate Change made clear last week that she plans to push ahead with windmills, marine energy and Ed Miliband’s insane plan to install a smart meter in every home. Her appointment has been heralded as a “hopeful sign” by Greenpeace…
Fortunately, she is a little more sound on the the the issue of shale, hinting that the ban on fracking in national parks might not be “practical” and calling shale gas exploration “a positive thing to have in the UK”.
Gaia gives her her a tentative 5/10.