Chris Huhne’s resignation is bad news for energy policy and for climate change. He has done a brilliant job both for the country and for the planet. Huhne was intellectually and politically able to, and up for, taking on the Treasury and winning many of the battles. Without him DECC will become a Treasury pawn. There is nothing to suggest that the current crop of Treasury officials will do any better at running energy or climate policy than they are doing at running the economy. Look out for a lot more of energy and climate policy being blamed for the absence of growth.