I used to work with Doug Holt in the early 1990s. He’s a straight up guy and will be capable in his new duties at the Department of Energy. It is one of the most complex files in government right now as we have serious challenges with both electricity and natural gas. We have to walk that tightrope over renewable energy and the shale gas potential – which needs to be carefully developed – also has some implications for the DoE.
Claire LePage, the former DM at DoE, had been moving the energy file in a very positive direction in recent months. I hope that Mr. Holt is able to align those efforts with the energy commission.