Reading through the reactions (last paragraphs) to the “energy revolution” Britain is just about to announce, it’s hard not to notice how pleased the enviro groups are, compared to the reactions John Baird got for Canada’s plan and international stance.
Of course, the British plan looks a lot better. That helps. But the process leading to the plan was also very different. While the Canadian gov barely consults, the British authorities are now cashing in on a long-standing approach of engagement with the green groups and alternative energy companies. It’s still the government’s plan, but the Greenies have already bought into it.