Davey seeks to ‘change the debate’ around regulation

Former energy secretary Ed Davey says government must be challenged to understand the case for regulation, which has become a “nasty word”

Former MP Ed Davey still has a strong view about the value of good regulation. Photograph: Liberal DemocratsGovernment must be challenged to understand the importance of environmental regulation, Ed Davey has told environmental business representatives.

The former energy secretary, who now chairs community energy firm Mongoose, said regulation had become a “nasty word” and a politics that sees it as simply negative “is a politics of system that’s got rotten... It’s really important that we change the debate.”

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