30 Nov '12, 10am

The machinations within DECC get ever more intriguing We've asked for clarification on the whys and wherefors

David Cameron has personally overruled the appointment of David Kennedy, chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), as the new permanent secretary of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), forcing the department to re-run the appointment process. The Financial Times reported this morning that the prime minister has taken the highly unusual step of blocking the appointment, despite the fact energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey had supported the decision. FURTHER READING Davey: Energy Bill "renaissance" will drive offshore wind investment Energy Bill sounds death knell for king coal Citing sources familiar with the matter, the paper said Kennedy had been deemed the best man for the job in what was regarded as the "strongest field for many years for a permanent secretary position". Kennedy, an economist by training who has previously worked...

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