Last week was a busy week. I attended the Energy and Climate conference in Dublin and then came home to settle into the general election. I say “settle into” because I was engaged more with this one. I actually watched debates, read articles, listened to candidates on the radio – I did more research than usual because this time I had a range of candidates to chose from.
At the conference there were people from the energy industry, various state departments and agencies. All discussing climate change and energy options going forward. I’m still working on a separate blog of the event itself. The usual “networking” happened where industry and state agencies rubbed shoulders, shared jokes, ate lunch, discussed plans, sorted the country’s energy out etc etc.
So after a month of campaigning, arguing, debating and knocking on doors the weekend brought with it a whole new set of elected representatives who should soon form our new government.
In time the elected representatives will be assigned responsibilities, meet up with the various state agencies and departments to be briefed, or told what their departments plans are. The elected reps will then act as the buffer between the public and the state agencies.
Meanwhile industry will do what it planned all along 🙂