A Browner shade of green: energy and environment after Blair

The handover from Blair to Brown has been a long drawn-out process, and now it has finally happened and a new Cabinet and ministers have been appointed, the policy questions return. How green is Brown? How will the recent White Papers on energy planning, and the draft Climate Change Bill be taken forward? Will short-termism - and the next election strategy - take precedence over the longer-term challenges of climate change and investment in power stations and networks? What does the change in ministers and the reshaping of the DTI tell us?

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