Monday, March 14, 2016

Chris Huhne

Would be fair to describe Chris Huhne as one of Britains's more principled (ex-)politicians? His 'performance' at the memorable Shell/Daily Telegraph Energy Scenarios event in London a few years ago was impressive, as was his (unfortunately still very topical) broadside against anti-wind pontificators at the Renewable UK 2011 conference in Manchester, during which he referred to an "unholy alliance of short-termists, armchair engineers, climate sceptics and vested interests ... selling the UK economy short by their refusals to acknowledge the benefits that renewables will bring".

Update 28 July 2016: Has Chris Huhne been brainwashed?

Chris Huhne at the Delabole windfarm in Truro, England.
Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images