It’s not easy being green in government

One year after the coalition came to power, ENDS examines its progress on environmental issues and the commitments made. Editor Nicholas Schoon reports

Most of the cabinet’s big hitters, in terms of environmental impact, are in this photograph, taken at Chequers last July: energy and climate secetary Chirs Huhne, busienss secretary Vince Cable, David Cameron and environmnet secretary Caroline Spelman (crAs the coalition government passed its first anniversary, Number 10 Downing Street published a short document highlighting its key achievements to date.1 It proffered 29 bullet points. Only one of these said anything about the environment: a passing mention of the planned green investment bank.

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